Bangkok is a city well known for its body massage parlours and male health spas. With hundreds of venues offering a range of services, facilities as well as bars and restaurants onsite, Thai body massages are extremely popular with single males visiting the city.
From high-end massages offering the ultimate experience, to smaller nuru and body massages, there's an endless amount of choice for men looking to relieve some stress during their stay. Visitors will finish establishments of all kinds offering a range of services.
Most high-end massage palours focus on providing professional body massages - with extra services - whilst others are suitable for drinking with friends, flirting with the ladies and possibly using her services if you decide to.
Bangkok Nuru Massage
While body massage palours can be found all over Bangkok, there are several locations where these types of male health spas are quite common. One of the main areas for upmarket massages, that look more like hotels on the Las Vegas strip rather than an entertainment venue, is Ratchada Road. Here you'll find lots of high-end establishments with top class service and beautiful girls. Other popular areas for luxury massages include Petchaburi Road and Rama 9.
Each establishment has its own rooms that can be rented at your convenience and bars to drink whilst you make your selection. Rooms of varying configurations can be rented with slightly different themes, some have basic hotel room furniture and amenities while others are well equipped with mirrored walls and ceilings, massage tables, jaccuzis, baths and showers. Some massage palours can be extremely sordid, while others are more casual; some will cater to groups while others may not; some places even provide sanitized toys and other apparatus to enhance the experience, if you so wish.
Most luxury body massage palours have good bars to drink in whilst you're preparing for your session. Drinks menus in these high-end places are extensive and prices aren't inflated simply because of type of establishment.
Some places are certainly more fun to sit, chill out and drink with the ladies, your colleagues or friends, while others are so social and cater more to those who would rather come and go unnoticed.
Regardless of whether your going to drink and socialize or get right down to business, these luxury massage palours pay special attention to detail when it comes to privacy and you'll find most have large private parking areas, which are often set back from the road.
High-end establishments typically offer lavish accommodations for rent by the hour or for the night. Prices in such places can be equally as extravagant, however they do employ some of the most beautiful models and escort girls, and the service is second to none. Most offer short time deals, however longer term sessions are easily arranged with a quick discussion over time and cost. Either way, most places offer number of services ranging from oil and body massages, to soapy massages and the infamous massage with happy ending, as well as numerous other acts that may be too X-rated to mention here.
Although prostitution is illegal in Thailand, all places masquerade as regular massage palours and/or dancing girl bars, only upon entering does it become clear that there's more for sale than just visual pleasure. Once inside, friendly concierge staff and beautiful waitresses will greet you. The massage girls will either be on stage, where they may perform pole dances and other sexy moves to entice you into choosing them, or they may be present behind a glass wall, or fish bowl. Each lady will be numbered, and you'll be asked if you'd like to sit and drink whilst you make your choice.
No matter what type of establishment you visit, expect prices to vary depending on the lady you chose, how long you'd like the massage, and what you'd like to do during that time.
While some places may take a one-time fee, others may divide the bill into parts payable at different times, and to different people - one charge for the room, one for massage, and an additional charge often paid directly to the girl depending on what services you request.
Many luxury massage palours charge high rates if you'd like take the girl out to stay with you - especially for best looking ladies - often these prices are so high that most people simply opt for the in house rooms to enjoy the services. Note that some less-reputable places can often add hidden charges you might not have been aware of, namely lady drinks, so be sure to strike your deal before partaking to avoid any dispute afterwards as these are not the types of places you want to be causing an argument.
Most of the well established places are extremely well kept and a far cry from the stereotypical brothels of the west. Working girls are tested for STIs regularly, and there's a sense of safety when doing business with these places. That's not say there isn't extremely terrible places that do not pay attention to hygiene, customer service or even the quality of the girls, but that's why it's important to visit massage palours that have a reputation for providing quality with consistency.
The Best Nuru Massage in Bangkok
Nuru body massages are new craze sweeping the city's massage parlours. This sensual body massage was first conceived in Japan and has quickly becoming popular all over the world.
To perform a nuru massage, the masseuse uses a super slippery, non-stick lubricant called nuru gel - hence the name. The lady will apply the gel all over her naked body and use her hands and breast to massage you whilst she slides up and down you. As you would expect, most nuru massage come with the additional male health services you would expect form a body massage parlours in Thailand, and some of the nuru body masseuses have no shame in experimenting with new, kinky techniques you may like to request.
However, if you're looking for something a little more than just a straightforward nuru body massage, be sure to let the lady know as not all are willing to do everything. Since the technique involves the use of the nuru gel, the experience is rather messy, and for that reason it is often performed on a special chair, or on the same waterproof massage bed used for soapy massages. After performing her service, the lady will take you to the shower, bath or jazcuzzi to help you clean up and take you back to the bar.
Nuru massages are usually the same price as a soapy massage, or body massage. You'll be given an allotted amount of time, often 2 hours. If the massage finishes before time is up, it's common for the ladies to want to return to work, so you'd really adamant on having the lady for the full two hours, be sure to make sure that's clear and understood.
Bangkok Body Massage
For those who simply want to relieve some stress without visiting the 5-star massage palours typically located along the business road of Ratchada and Petchaburi, there are many more establishments that offer similar services at a much more affordable price. Of course you might not get the full treatment you'd expect from a high-end massage, but you'll have fun and be more than satisfied when you leave.
Popular areas for more budget body massages, and/or generally having a good time with wild girls include the Nana Plaza on Sukhumvit Soi 4, Soi Cowboy (Asoke), Sukhumvit Soi 33, Silom and Patpong. There are also many others located around the city, and they're not really difficult to spot.
While the larger establishments attempt to offer all kinds of services for guests, some smaller places specialize in providing just one, be it an oil massage, happy ending or a straight forward 1-2 hour private massage session.
As a general rule of thumb, places geared specifically for massages do not usually allow you to take the girls home, instead they simply provide their services in a private massage booth. On the other hand those that are more gogo bar orientated do allow the girls to go home with you, but these ladies may not have the professional massage talents of those who work in the luxury establishments.
Many of the smaller gogo bars will not have rooms onsite, however there will always be a nearby hotel where rooms are available for rent by the hour, or night.
You can find all types of girlie bars and dancing girl bars that also provide body massages and other services, however these are few and far between with some being clean and classy, and others being nothing but run-down dives in which women sell themselves.
That said, it's extremely easy to find an affordable establishment that offers services you can trust. Simply do a little research and check out our recommendations to find out which places are most suited to your needs.
How Much Do They Cost?
No matter what your budget, you'll be sure to find a great place the offers excellent body massages from a well-trained and beautiful massues.
With out a doubt the very best establishments to get a nuru or body massage are the luxury massage palours located on Ratchada, Petchaburi Rd, Rama 9, Silom and Sukhumvit. These places really go all out on décor, drinks, in room facilities and of course, gorgeous Thai ladies.
The very best looking ladies may cost a little more, but if you're looking for something special it's well worth the money. In these places you'll be able to get anything from soapy and nuru massages, to 2 hour sessions in which you can request what you'd like to do.
However if you're budget doesn't stretch to the high-end massage palours and their model quality girls, there are numerous smaller places that will perform body massages with happy endings, at a reasonable price. Note that not all massages offer this service for men, so it's best to do a little research so you know what to expect, and don't offend staff who that are not that way inclined.
Failing that, you'll find a number of gogo bars where the ladies will be more than happy to go with you all night and provide the massage services you require.
For this reason, your personal favourite massage palour will likely come down to costs, customer service and location. If you'd like to find out more about which establishment you'd like to visit then check out our listings, browse their website and/or give them call if you're unsure what exactly a particular place offers.