Your Massage Matters Massage options come in all shapes and sizes……. perhaps the same as the customers! However there are two real choices when it comes to style and budget. On one hand many of the upmarket resorts offer massage and spa experiences that can be exotic and luxurious; but there is a price to be paid. On the other hand there are literally 100’s of massage shops on the streets around town.
The problem is which ones are ‘real’ and which ones are offering something other than treatment for your stress or discomfort? Our mission was to find a compromise; no luxury required, but a great massage at a bargain price, nothing more or less. After asking those ‘in the know’, our test run was at Pink Lotus Massage on Naebkhehat Road Hua Hin. The outside appearance is attractive, easily visible AND pink. Inside the reception area is modern and appealing, there are even elephant shaped folded towels on display. The owner Khun Tim can discuss your needs in English so you feel relaxed and confident immediately. A cleansing footbath happens through the first doorway away from other customers, not just a plastic tub on the floor.
The massage area is one floor above; private, comfortable and spacious. Attention to detail is apparent, not pretentious but pleasant and relaxing. My needs were simple, get rid of this aching hip please! My masseur, Khun Pin, was confident that wouldn’t be a problem. Thai or oil? ……. I didn’t really care as long as the problem was solved; up to you. My hour massage was a cross between the two styles; some massage oils but really a more traditional approach, firm and strong. This was the best of both worlds. The source of my discomfort was quickly discovered and became the focus of the attention. An hour later I was walking pain-free again.
Khun Pin tactfully mentioned that although she could help me today, exercise was needed and she didn’t mean just walking around the golf course. OK, I got it! Pink Lotus Massage is our pick if you are looking for a massage with results but without fuss or suspicion and at very wallet-friendly prices. You’ll have nothing to lose except that niggling ache or pain. The exercise is up to you!
Where: Naebkhehat Road between Sois 55 and 57, east of Petchkasem Road.
Open: 10 am to 9 pm everyday.
Phone: 032 512 116