On our third day in Bangkok we went to Wat Po not to see the beautiful temples but to get the best massage ever.
We finally found the massage center. It didn’t look like the place my friend Jin described to me. When she went to Wat Po years ago she had her massage in an area without air conditioning and the mats were placed on the floor where customers lay side by side having their massage.
We first had a 50 minute foot massage for 360 baht. We didn’t enjoy it at all. We liked the foot massage at Mr. Feet so much better.
The massage was for 1 hour and cost 360 baht. It was not your usual Swedish massage. It was even better than the other Thai massage I’ve had. There was less stretching and pulling.
Instead there was a lot of spot kneading where the masseuse unerringly found all my painful spots and proceeded to use all her strength to make me cry. It was so painful in places I never knew was even painful! To survive the hour of blissful torture and freezing cold I fell asleep. I woke up refreshed, relaxed and free of pain. That is until we stepped out in to the hot, hot reality that is Bangkok.
We were given this cold drink after the massage. Sterculia lychnophora hance anyone? It didn’t taste bad at all. I was just glad to have something cool to drink.
Where else can you get a better massage than from a world renown Wat Po Thai Traditional Medical and Massage School? The massage didn’t disappoint. It was one of the highlights of our trip. Be sure to include it in your itinerary too.