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Thai Massage has been added to UNESCO’s prestigious “Culture Heritage list!” which means that this massage technique has to be preserved and passed on to the next generations with care.

How did it originate? How did this massage technique become so famous?

Traditional Thai massage is an ancient healing system which has evolved over 5000 years. It is a yogic combination of acupressure, energy balancing techniques and Principles from Indian Ayurveda. This is assisted by a few postures from Yoga.

The Father of Thai Massage is an Ayurvedic doctor named Jivaka Kumar Bhacca. He is known as the Father of Medicines in Thailand even till today! Jivaka was from the times of Buddha and is said to have treated Buddha himself.

Thai massage’s goal is to stimulate and allow the free flow of life-force in the body by releasing the blockages which have occurred in the pathways throughout our body.

Given the current generation, and the stressful life-style people are leading, these techniques are very important to beat our bodies into shape and stay rejuvenated!

Hence, over the past decade, Thailand massage has spread West-wards as-well. And presently has also been fusioned with some other techniques to reap a wider spectrum of benefits.

However, Old Is Gold! Traditional Thai massage uses hands, elbows, knees to apply pressure on one’s body. In some types of Thai massage techniques, props are also used. One among them is the infamous Herbal Ball Compression Technique.

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The Thai Herbal Ball Compress Technique:

Herbal Compress treatment goes way back to the age-old knowledge of healing oneself through herbs. This technique is referred to by many names, such as Herbal Ball Compress Massage, Hot Herbal Ball Massage, or Herbal Stem Massage.

This herbal therapy was formulated to relieve you from any kind of pain and inflammation. home of the best medicinal Herbs like ginger, turmeric and lemongrass, are wrapped in a thin sterile muslin cloth, steamed and gently massaged to the body in gentle pressing, circular and rolling movements.

In Thai, the herbal compress massage is called the “luk pra kob”, literally meaning “herbal pressing sphere.” To make this, a combination of the medicinal herbs is tied together in as per the scriptured instructions, steamed and placed directly on the skin to relieve the muscles off the pain and inflammation.

According to historians, this unique technique is said to have been migrated around 200BC, to Thailand when the Monks from India travelled here in order to establish Buddhist Monasteries and spread Buddhism. Some also believe it originated from rural folk medicine and was passed on by the word of mouth or through secret scripts from the teacher to their students.

Nowadays, massage packages are being made with a combination of different massaging techniques to give maximum benefits to the customers. It’s offered throughout Thailand and has also moved to the West!

Massaging parlours are scattered across places like the beach, in the temple premises and also in high-end spas.

Pattaya, the Hot-Spot for all tourist entertainment is aptly called the Resort City of Thailand. And one of the main attractions here is the provision of Thailand massage parlours.

There are a variety of Thai Massage packages available across massage parlours in Pattaya

We have stated some of the best and well known traditional Thai Massage parlours below which offers you superlative experience in Traditional Herbal Hot Compress Massage and also some customised packages which include other massage techniques along with Herbal Compress Massage.

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1.  Releaf Spa:

Services offered:

  • Spa Treatment: Thai Herbal Compress for a duration of 90 min at 1,450 THB (approx. 3,300 Rupees)
  • Spa Package: Thai Touch comprising Thai Herbal Compress along with Aromatherapy massage for a duration of 120 min at 2,650 THB (approx. 6,000 Rupees)

Address: 464/43 Moo 9, Pattaya Sai Song, Muang Pattaya, Bang Lamung, Chonburi 20150

Timings: 12:00 PM – 23:00 PM (Thai Time)

Contact: 061-774-5596 and 038-119-569

2.  Coran:

Traditional Massages:

  • Herbal Ball Combination with Aromatherapy Massage for 120 min at 1,650 THB (approx. 3,700 Rupees)
  • Herbal Ball Combination with Traditional Thai Massage for 120 min at 1,200 THB (approx. 2,700 Rupees)
  • Herbal Ball Combination Massage for 60 min at 800 THB (approx. 1,800 Rupees)

Ayurvedic Treatments:

(i)  Cure of Ayurveda version 4 – for a duration of 240 min at 3,500 THB (approx. 8,000 Rupees)

  • Head massage for 50 min
  • Ayurveda Blended Turmeric & Tamarind Body Scrub 30 min
  • Shower 10 min + Tea Break (Cake & Herbal Tea)
  • Full Body Massage 60 min
  • Herbal Ball Compress Massage 30 min
  • Facial Treatment 60 min

(ii)  Cure of Ayurveda version 3 – for a duration of 180 min at 3,000 THB (approx. 6,800 Rupees)

  • Head massage for 50 min
  • Ayurveda Blended Turmeric & Tamarind Body Scrub 30 min
  • Shower 10 min
  • Full Body Massage 60 min
  • Herbal Ball Compress Massage 30 min

Facial & Body Combination Luxury Packages:

Herbs – for a duration of 180 min at 3,000 THB (approx. 6,800 Rupees)

  • Herb Body Scrub for 30 min
  • Shower + Full Body Massage + Herbal Ball Compress for 90 min
  • Facial treatment for 60 min

Morning Luxury Moment:

Services offered: Body Natural Treatment Spa & Lunch – for a duration of 150 min at 2,400 THB (approx. 5,400 Rupees); Check-in time: 10:30am to 12pm (Thai time)

  • Herb Body Scrub 30 min
  • Shower + Aromatherapy body massage + Herbal Ball Compress Massage 90 min
  • Lunch 30 min

Address: 291/4 Soi Na Kluea 16, Tambon Na Kluea, Amphoe Bang Lamung, Chonburi 20150

Timings: 10 am – 9 pm (Thai Time)

Contact: +66-38-225-299 and +66-83-073-0161

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3.  Let’s Relax Spa:

Services offered:

Treatments:  Four Hands Thai Massage with Herbal Compress Massage for a duration of 120 min at 2,200 THB (approx. 5,000 Rupees)

Heavenly Relax – for a duration of 165 min at 1,600 THB (approx. 3,600 Rupees)

  • Foot Reflexology for 45 min
  • Thai massage with Herbal Ball Compress Massage for 120 min

Simply Thai – for a duration of 150 min at 1,800 THB (approx. 4,000 Rupees)

  • Thai Herbal steam for 30 min
  • Thai massage with Hot Herbal Compress Massage for 120 min

Address:

(I)  Pattaya North: Eastern Affinity – Dolphin Circle, Dusit Thani Pattaya, Terminal 21 Pattaya, Holiday Inn Pattaya, Mercure Pattaya, Ibis Pattaya, Amari Ocean Pattaya

Contact +66 3848 8591

(ii)  Pattaya Beachfront: Seascape Serenity – Pattaya Beach, Royal Garden Plaza, Rama 9 Sailboat Commemoration

Contact – +66 33 641 149

(iii) Pattaya Terminal21-Grande Centre Point: Journey of Discovery – Terminal21 Pattaya, Grande Centre Point Pattaya, Pattaya North

Contact: +66 3325 2329

(iv)  Pattaya Terminal 21 Face Care by Let’s Relax – Journey of Discovery – Terminal21 Pattaya, Grande Centre Point Pattaya, Pattaya North

Contact: +66 3325 2329

Timings: 10 am – 9 pm (Thai Time)

4.  7 Spa Luxury:

Services offered:

(i)  Health and Wellness Collection:

  • Harmony of Health – The Signature Program for a duration of 150 min at 2,750 THB (approx. 6,200 Rupees. Comprising – Ancient Healing techniques with Traditional Thai Herbs
  • Healing Power of Herbs – for a duration of 120 min at 2,090 THB (approx. 4,700 Rupees). Comprising – full body massage with the composition of Herbal Compress using a unique mixture of herbs, flowers, roots and fruits.

(ii) Water life collection; Thalassotherapy:

  • Healthy Back – for the duration of 150 min at 2,750 THB (approx. 6,200 Rupees). Comprising – Seaweed Jacuzzi, Sauna and Hot Compression massage technique with hot lemongrass and Kaffir Lime compresses, herbal balm and tropical fruits
  • Healthy Joints – for a duration of 150 min at 2,750 THB (approx. 6,200 Rupees). Comprising – Seawater Jacuzzi, Sauna and Hot Compression massage technique with ginger and turmeric
  • Healthy Legs – for a duration of 150 min at 2,750 THB (approx. 6,200 Rupees). Comprising – Seawater Jacuzzi, Sauna and Hot Compression massage technique with Asian Garlic

Address: 7/3 Thappraya St., Soi 10, Pattaya

Timings: 10 am – 10 pm (Thai Time)

Contact: 085-234-7777, 038-252-777 or + (6681) 928-80-27

5.  Silando spa:

Services offered:

 (i)  2 Hours packages:

  • Siladon Unwind – at 2,500 THB (approx. 5,700 Rupees). Comprising – Herbal Ball Compression and Aroma Oil Massage

(ii)  3 Hours packages:

  • Siladon Indulge – at 3.300 THB (approx. 7,500 Rupees). Comprising – Foot Massage, Herbal Ball Compression Massage and Aroma Oil Massage
  • Siladon Delight – at 3,700 THB (approx. 8,400 Rupees).  Comprises – Body Scrub, Herbal Ball Compress Massage and Aroma Oil Massage

(iii)  4 Hours packages:

  • Siladon Voyage – at 4,300 THB (approx. 9,800 Rupees).  Comprises – Foot Massage, Body Scrub, Herbal Ball Compression Massage and Aroma Oil Massage.

(iv)  5 Hours packages:

  • Siladon Bliss – at 5,500 THB (approx. 12,500 Rupees). Comprises – Foot Massage, Body Scrub, Herbal Ball Compression Massage, Aroma Oil Massage and Spa Facial

Address: Siladon Spa Pattaya: 285/52 Moo 5, Naklua 16, Naklua, Bang Lamung, Chon Buri, 20150

Timings: 10 am – 10 pm (Thai Time)

Contact: +66 38 225 268

Final Thoughts:

Not only does Thailand Massage rejuvenate our body but also helps in treating body conditions like Arthritis, Bodily pains or any other ailments if taken as a course of treatments. It is very essential to our body given the current lifestyle we lead.

So, do not miss to experience one of Thailand’s revered culture – Thailand Body Massage!

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When words cannot express one’s feelings, people bring it out in another way. Getting inked is one such way! For some getting tattooed is just for superficial reasons such as fashion, catching up on the trends, etc. But for others, it is the expression of their feelings, beliefs, or a memory. The other reasons for people getting tattoos are in the name of tradition and culture. There are some beliefs that assert that tattoos ward off evil and protect you.  

Getting tattooed can be a painful experience. There are other options for getting your tattoo as well, but these are all temporary options. You can try

  1. Henna tattoo
  2. Airbrush technique
  3. Decal Technique

In Thailand getting inked is nothing new. It’s like a tradition for them. In the past, we have even seen Hollywood stars flying all the way to Thailand to get inked for their beliefs. The most sought after tattoo in Thailand is the Sak Yant tattoo, a traditional tattoo, which has many rules and regulations associated with it, during the procedure and post-procedure. 

The major places people visit in Thailand are 

  1. Bangkok
  2. Pattaya
  3. Phuket

There are dozen of fun things to do in Thailand which you should never miss during your visit. We have comprehended and put together a list of some of the best tattoo parlors from these places. Do go check them out!

PS: 

  • Before you go ahead and decide on your tattoo design, please be aware that getting a Buddha tattoo done on you is considered offensive. So, please be mindful not to hurt anyone’s beliefs or feelings.
  • The price of the tattoos you want to get always depends on the work you want to get done

Bangkok:

Being the capital city of Thailand, Bangkok depicts Thailand in a nutshell. Bangkok is the most happening place in Thailand and it lives up to being The Capital City. Tattoo shops in Bangkok are some of the most professional and reputed tattoo parlors. They not only practice Sak Yant but also modern tattoos like the hyper-realistic ones too. 

We have mentioned some of the best tattoo shops in Bangkok below:-

1.  Arjanneng Thaisakyant:

The most celebrated tattoo artist of the Sak Yant tradition in Bangkok. He is one of the most sought after traditional tattoo artists in Thailand. People from all over the world go to him.  You will have to book an appointment well in advance. 

Be mindful of your dressing and most of all, respect the art and the artist. 

Timings: 8 am Local time

2.  All Day Tattoo:

This is another very famous tattoo shop in Bangkok where you will find some of the most top rated resident tattoo artists. This parlor is known for its modern designs and techniques. You can get any kind of hyper-realistic tattoos here. From neo trad tattoos, nerdy ones to the black-and-grey tattoos with intricate linework or even watercolor tattoos. 

You name it, they will do it for you.

Timings: 12 pm to 8 pm Local time

3.  BKK Ink Tattoo Studio:

This parlor is a classic example of a very famous proverb  “Don’t judge a book by its cover”. The street this is located on is filled with Bars and Pubs. However, this place is like a mecca for tattoo enthusiasts. The artistry with which the work is done here is par excellence. The resident artists here are extremely sensitive to your needs and they will never let you down. 

Timings: 12 pm to 12 am Local time

Pattaya:

Pattaya is called Sin City! This speaks a lot about the reputation the city has got because of the entertainment it provides. However aloof this place might seem to you, it also harbors some of the most skilled tattoo artists in the whole of Thailand. Most of them are situated in and around the Beach road. 

Some of the best tattoo shops in Pattaya are given below.

1.  Adikt Ink:

A state of the art tattoo studio that is internationally acclaimed for its artistry. It has its wings in locations like Portugal and Luxembourg. They have sterilized rooms, cartridge needles, and dermatologists approved inks which are imported making this place one of the best tattoo shops in Pattaya. They do Traditional Thai tattoos and abstract tattoos or anything the client wants to customize.

Timings: 2 pm to 10 pm

2.  Tattoo Society:

A sophisticated tattoo parlor with the usage of computers for its custom, client-specific artwork. They have 15 years of reputation and specialize in Asia Style Tattoos, Japanese, Bamboo tattoo designs as also custom designing. The environment is extremely clean and they have been certified from the Ministry of Public Health as well.

Here, pre-booking of appointments is favorable as they can get really busy.

 Timings: 11 am to 11 pm

3. Celebrity Ink Tattoo Studio:

This is a chain of tattoo shops which has footprints in about 8 countries, including India! The world’s biggest tattoo shop brand owned by an Australian is one among the best tattoo shops in Pattaya places to get inked. Given their global presence, you can rest assured of the quality of the work to given the tattoo artists are all professionals. The passion for the art form can be seen on the extremely well-executed tattoos. They can do any type of tattoos; ranging from mandalas to trash polkas, portraits to tribal and neo-traditional. You name it!

Timings: 10 am to 12 am

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Phuket:

The country’s largest island province, Phuket is the destination for a perfect vacation. White sands, lively streets with more than 30 most amazing beaches. This makes Phuket one of the best tourists attracting cities in the world. Whenever a beach vacation comes up in one’s mind, Phuket is the first on their list!

Given all the tourist attractions Phuket gets it is considered as one of the best tourist spots in Thailand. Phuket also comes with all the traditions and values of Thailand. And hence, here as well there are some great tattoo parlors which are famous around the world. 

1.  Seed Tattoo:

A great reputation with the best quality tattoos is what attracts customers to this very famous tattoo shop in Phuket. Owned by an experienced tattoo artist of two decades, this parlor is itself a decade old. This speaks loads about the place. So, there’s no need to think twice, you can head straight to this best tattoo shop in Phuket.

Timing: 12 pm to 12 am

2.  Inked In Asia:

Beginning with just one parlor in Phuket, and then spreading across the whole of Asia,  their services are winning awards. With a hygienic and well set-up studio with brilliant artists, one need not have to worry about anything else other than getting a beautiful tattoo. They are all certified professionals and are best known for their most creative designs. 

Timing: 10 am to 12 am

3.  Angel Ink:

A tattoo parlor which is the dream of multiple award-winning tattoo artist Tom. A self-trained man who worked his way up the ladder and won many hearts apart from awards. He then put up all his hard work into building his own tattoo parlor and making it one of the best tattoo shops in Phuket. This tattoo parlor has evolved to be the most visited tattoo parlor and customers vouch for it! 

Timing: 12 pm to 11 pm

Final Thoughts: 

Next time you think of tattoos when in Thailand, you don’t have to worry much. This is like one of the above are the best places to get your tattoos done. It’s been inscribed in their tradition as well.  So, while in Thailand why not try to get one!