Chiang Mai is not lacking in massage parlours, saunas and spas for gay people. Some operate with boy and gay masseuses only while others are mixed gender facilities. The same massages and curative treatments available at Chiang Mai’s massage parlours are offered at gay themed ones. The famous four-hands massage is harmonized by hot compress therapies and aromatherapy, oil, reflexology and, of course, Thai traditional massages.
More details about the different massage styles are on the What’s Up Chiang Mai massage guide. Massage parlours, saunas and spas are spread around the central areas of Chiang Mai. Recommendations for which ones are the best to visit, where they are and their key therapies are listed below.
Last Updated: January 2020
Although the name might be common there is nothing common about the massages delivered by the skilled masseuses at Common Spa. A full range of Thailand’s massages are on the menu and these include reflexology, aromatherapy, oil, hot compress and the edifyingly sensual four-hands massage. The Common Spa is on a soi near the Miracle Cabaret ladyboy show theatre in Chang Puak.
Common Spa: #27/4, Hussadhisawee Rd., T. Chang Phuak, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50300 | Open: 12.00-23:00 (Daily) | Tel: +66 62 252 2562, +66 62 252 2564 | Website | Facebook
Deep in the sois of Chang Phuak, Marn Mai Massage provides courtesy transportation which can be reserved by telephone. Masseurs at Marn Mai use healing hands to give therapeutic and sensual treatments using the likes of essential oils and aromatherapy. The premises replicates the olden Lanna kingdom of Thailand with unique art works.
Marn Mai Massage: – Chang Phuak Soi 2, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50000 | Open: 10.00-22:00 (Daily) | Tel: +66 89 778 8385 | Website | Facebook
Classic House enjoys a top location in a revamped traditional Lanna structure a few metres from Thapae Road. Handsome gay masseurs are guaranteed to satisfy with massages ranging from four-hands, aromatherapy and cream to traditional Thai and facial. The treatment rooms are air-conditioned for added comfort. A Classic House’s bar serves up nectar-like cocktails and is a communal meeting place for gays.
Classic House Massage: #27/2, Thapae Rd., Soi 4, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50000 | Open: 12.30-00:00 (Daily) | Tel: +66 53 904 582 | Website | Email
At the back of Kad Suan Kaew Shopping Centre, House of Male is conveniently located and a long-established sauna and meeting centre for gay males. A swimming pool and sundeck, a steam sauna and gym equipment are the key features. The onsite café serves drinks and snacks and is a convivial location to meet new friends.
House of Male: #19 Sirimangklajarn Rd., Soi 3, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50000 | Open: 12.00-23:00 (Daily) | Tel: +66 53 894 133 | Website | Facebook
Chaya Spa is located on Nimmanhaemin Road. This gay friendly spa offers a full range of Thailand’s healing and relaxation treatments for clients performed by both masseurs and masseuses. Foot massages, aromatherapy, oil, body scrubs, facial treatments and pedicures are all on the menu. Private rooms are available while a hot-tub for couples is a romantic spot to chill out.
Chaya Spa: #333/1, Soi Suk Kasem, Nimmanhaemin Rd., A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50200 | Open: 09.00-00:00 (Daily) | Tel: +66 53 226 690 | Website | Email
Club One Seven is home to a sauna, a steam room, a gym, a swimming pool and sun terrace. A leafy setting and the traditional Thai guesthouse lend an exotic backdrop. On rotating evenings, the sauna has themes such as underwear only and short towel. The sauna at Club One Seven is open to non-residents and is located in Chang Klan District.
Club One Seven: #385/2, Charoen Prathet Rd., T. Chang Klan, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50000 | Open: 07.00-23:00 (Daily) | Tel: +66 53 274 317 | Website | Facebook | Email
The Sanctuary is a homely spa facility for people of all genders and sexual persuasions. A great option for those staying in the Old City, the Sanctuary is across from the south side of the moat. The principal offering here is curative and relaxing massages. This facility closes at 21:00 and is not a late night venue in the same genre as facilities such as House of Male.
Sanctuary Spa: Bamrungburi Rd., T. Phra Singh, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50200 | Open: 10:00-22:00 (Daily) | Tel: +66 53 280 349 | Facebook