If you are the type of person that loves a good massage, a visit to Bangkok will be a treat as there are many different types of massage available. Whether you are looking to relax or need a sports massage to treat an injury, there are many places offering massages in Bangkok, and a variety of types of massage as well. Below are some of the typical massages on offer in Bangkok that will leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed and ready to explore the city further.

A Traditional Thai Massage

If you have never tried a traditional Thai massage, it is something that you should try when you are in Bangkok. It is sometimes referred to as assisted yoga, as the masseuse will work the joints and stretch the muscles of your body, and it can be painful if they push and pull you too much. You may feel sore for a while after your massage, but it will also leave you feeling refreshed and invigorated.

A Massage With Hot Stones

Another type of massage which is worth trying if you have never done so before, is a hot stone massage. They will typically use stones from a river as they are rounded and have flat bottoms, and the stones are heated and then placed in specific areas of your body. As well as hot stones they can also use cold ones, and this treatment is an excellent way to relax as well as deal with pain.

An Oil Massage

An oil massage can be extremely invigorating and leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed when you have finished. There are several oils which you can see being used, such as:

  • Avocado Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Sesame Oil
  • Jojoba Oil
  • Almond Oil
  • Baby Oil

You will find that this type of massage is much gentler than a Thai massage, and the masseuse will work the oil into your muscles and skin thoroughly. Most massage parlours have a variety of oils on offer, so you can choose your favourite and sit back and relax as you drift off to heaven.

A Herbal Massage

You will often find that herbal massage is used in conjunction with a Thai or an oil massage, and there are a variety of different herbs that you can use. Some of the most popular herbs used for massage in Thailand are:

  • Kaffir Lime Leaves
  • Tamarind
  • Ginger
  • Lemongrass
  • Lavender
  • Shikakai

A herbal massage in Bangkok will not only have you feeling amazing afterwards but smelling fantastic as well. If you are going to Bangkok soon, these are only a few of the different massages that are available, and you can try them all until you find your favourite.