Rejuvenating spa treatments and massages are something Thailand and, in particular, Chiang Mai, excel in. Tourists are able to take relaxing spa treatments such as skin cleansing scrubs, holistic body and aroma massages, and baths in scented jacuzzis while in Chiang Mai. The likes of beautifying facial treatments, manicures and pedicures are added bonuses and leave the body feeling as good as new.
Therapists and masseuses at the What’s Up recommended spas are qualified and administer their treatments in the gentle manner Thais are renowned for. The herbs, lotions and ointments utilised are premium quality and enhance the revitalisation process. Most of the spas are located close to or in Chiang Mai Old City yet are set amid verdant gardens and in Lanna style structures which create havens of tranquillity.
Cheeva operates two spas in Chiang Mai. One is on Hussadhisawee Road near the northwest corner of the city moat and the other on Sirimangkhalajarn Road. Both premises epitomise the Lanna style of yesteryear with polished wood and colourful artworks very much in evidence. Both Cheeva spas provide everything from spirulina and herbal body scrubs and clay wraps to aromatherapy milky baths and foot and oil massages. Cheeva’s Sabai Dee and other wellness packages offer a combination of treatments.
Cheeva Spa: Hussadhisawee Branch #4/2 Hussadhisewee Rd., A Muang, Chiang Mai 50200 | Open: 10:00-21:00 (Daily) | Packages: 2 Hrs. = 1,900B / 3 Hrs. = 3,300B | Tel: +66 53 211 404 | Website | Facebook | Map
FAH LANNA SPA
The main branch of Fah Lanna Spa is in the Old City and two minutes by taxi from Chang Phuak Gate. Fah Lanna’s second location is close to the Night Bazaar and an ideal spot to head for after an evening’s shopping. Fah Lanna was founded with the aim of offering the finest spas and showcasing Lanna traditions but at prices which are budget friendly. Exfoliating foot scrubs, Thai herb baths and Reiki healing are a trio of a full collection of curative treatments. The Reiki laying on of hands option is designed to activate the body’s own healing systems.
Fah Lanna Spa: Old City Branch #57/1, Wiang Kaew Rd., Chiang Mai 50200 | Open: 10:00-22:00 (Daily) | Packages: 2 Hrs. = 1,200B / 3 Hrs. = 2,400B | Tel: +66 53 416 191 | Website | Facebook | E-mail | Map
Oasis is a specialist, boutique spa chain with outlets in several key Thai tourist locations. There are four Oasis spas in Chiang Mai. These include one in the Nimmanhaemin Road area and another a stone’s throw from the Old City’s Phra Singh Temple. The Oasis spas offer up a full portfolio of wellness options. Choices such as coconut butter and secret charm scrubs, Moroccan red clay body wraps, the Royal Thai facial treatment and the hydrotherapy options of Thai herbal steam and aromatherapy baths are guaranteed to improve the soul’s wellbeing and the body’s appearance.
Oasis Spa: Phra Singh Branch #4, T. Phra Singh, Chiang Mai 50200 | Open: 10:00-22:00 (Daily) | Packages: 2 Hrs. = 2,700-4,900B / 3 Hrs. = 4,600-7,500B | Tel: +66 53 920 111 | Website | Facebook | E-mail | Map
Kiyora Spa provides treatments in a relaxing setting with bonuses such as private suites and custom-built massage beds designed to offer superior experiences. Recommended Kiyora massages are traditional Thai, Thai-yoga, hot oil, herbal compress and hot stone. A Dead Sea mud body wrap rehydrates and gives the skin and body a new lease of life. Among tailored packages are the Miracle and Lanna Traditions. Kiyora is centrally located on Chang Moi Road and provides free pickup for patrons within the Greater Chiang Mai area.
Kiyora Spa: #26/1 Soi 2, T. Chang Moi, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50300 | Open: 10:00-22:00 (Daily) | Packages: 2 Hrs. = 1,900B / 2.5 Hrs. = 3,450B | Tel: +66 53 003 268 | Website | Facebook | E-mail | Map
LET’S RELAX SPA
Let’s Relax is another nationwide chain of spas which offers all manner of massages and body and facial therapies. The treatments are available as single or combo packages. Popular choices include foot and hand reflexology massages, facial relaxation treatments, the perennially favourite Thai traditional massage and aromatic hot stone massages. One of the Chiang Mai branches of Let’s Relax is located in the Pavilion complex near the Night Bazaar and the other is just up Rachadamnoen Road from Thapae Gate.
Let’s Relax Spa: Pavillion Branch #145/37, Chang Klan Rd., Night Bazaar, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50100 | Open: 10:00-24:00 (Daily) | Packages: 850-3,400B | Tel: +66 53 818 498 | Website | Facebook | Map