A little bit of Thailand in the Old Town
Thai Orchid Spa is a warm inviting oasis in the city centre.
Walking into Thai Orchid Spa, you are immediately greeted by a friendly receptionist. Leave your shoes and coat at the door, step into some cosy slippers and sit back and relax.
Thai Orchid Spa has been in business for over eight years and specialises in traditional Thai massage. Their masseurs are from Thailand and have been professionally trained in their field. Traditional Thai massage is different from regular massage. You wear loose-fitting clothing and you sit with the masseuse on a mat. She then moves your body into various positions, stretching and moving problem areas. Think of it like yoga, except someone else is doing the movements for you.
I opted to try the Thai oil massage to relax and recharge tired bones. This is a full body massage, where the masseuse starts on the back, working down the legs to the feet and then back up to the arms, shoulders and chest. The massage is intense, as the masseuse works deep into the tissue. As the massage nears to an end, she has me sit up and moves my body into various poses for further stretching. The one-hour massage was relaxing, yet invigorating. I could feel my body loosen as she worked through my tight muscles.
In addition to Thai massage, Thai Orchid Spa also offers cosmetic services like facials that can be combined into a spa package as well. Couples are welcome and can enjoy a romantic massage while lying side by side. You can also sign up for a client card, after which you’ll be eligible for a discounted rate on all procedures.
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TEXT KRISTINA LUPP, PHOTOS ANDREI CHERTKOV