The Best Beauty Treatments to Get in Thailand

The Best Beauty Treatments to Get in Thailand

It’s no surprise that a lot of my money seems to ‘evaporate’ on beauty treatments whenever and wherever possible. Even in 7-11 I manage to linger a little longer than necessary around the weird and wonderful Korean lotions and potions. Much to Oli’s amusement.

Koh Tao, Thailand

One of the best things about living in Thailand is the insanely affordable beauty treatments. It’s always cheap to get your pamper on and it doesn’t even feel like a guilty pleasure. I don’t drink a huge amount, so instead of that 200 baht cocktail — I’ll opt for a dreamy foot massage for the same price.

Koh Tao, Thailand

Nobody visits Thailand without getting one of their legendary massages, but most people skip some of the other treatments on offer. Don’t miss out, check out my guide to the top beauty treatments to get in Thailand.

Beauty Treatments Thailand

Beauty Treatments Thailand

Traditional Thai Massage

I’m not gonna lie and tell you that getting pummelled, stretched and contorted is my favourite way to relax, but man does it cure any aches and pains. Thai massage is a revered form of work, and all over the country you’ll find street-side stalls, beachfront huts and even prisons where reformed characters practice it. If you are chicken, head straight to the next sentence…..

Typical price: 1hr massage, 300 THB (£6)

Foot Massage

This is the beauty treatment I get the most, and one that I miss terribly when elsewhere. Not merely a ‘foot rub’, it’s a meltingly dreamy series of expert movements involving,  your feet, calves and even head, neck and shoulders too. Be prepared to slide away with a small chance of falling over due to severe relaxation.

Typical price: 1hr massage, 200 THB (£4)


There is no other country where it’s probably cheaper to leave your nail paraphernalia at home and just indulge in a weekly mani/pedi session. I grant you that for less than £3 you may not receive the same level of attention to your callouses, but your semi-gross flip-flopped feet will thank you for this sweet little spa treatment.

Typical price: Mani or Pedi, 150 THB (£3)

Coconut Oil Massage

I am actually much more of an ‘oil massage’ aficionado than a Thai Massage fan to be honest. They are a lot softer and in truth, I am a wimp. They are a touch more expensive though, and you tend to get a more Western spa vibe from these. What I’m saying, is that I probably wouldn’t get one every week…..maybe every other week 😉

Typical price: 1hr, 400THB (£8)

Body Scrub

I have to admit that I am yet to enjoy a full body scrub but believe me I will be soon. My dry, sun parched skin is in need of sanding down a few layers to reveal a smooth baby soft layer ready for tanning. I can’t wait.

Typical price: 1hr, 400THB (£8)

What do you think? Have you had any of these treatments? What are your faves?

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Lucy Lucraft
Lucy Lucraft

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  1. 20th September 2015 / 3:46 am

    I’m missing my massage treatments here in Seattle…can’t wait to get back!

    • Lucy
      21st September 2015 / 9:26 pm

      Not long now Alana, and you can binge on all the foot massages money can buy!

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