Thai massage is timeless. Steeped in tradition, the art of massage has entered the modern day like lavender tea releasing its flavour in hot water, tradition and style a harmonious mix. Influenced by the legendary massage practices taught at Wat Po, Myth Spa offers traditional healing massages using their own unique products, and at an affordable price to boot.
Myth Spa is a short walk from Ploenchit BTS, located among Ruamrudee’s star-studded restaurants and shops. Tasteful forest green and wooden textiles have a calming effect not always achieved at larger, more commercial spas. And the differences between big and boutique do not end there. Besides having five different treatment rooms, this cosy building also boasts the Myth Bar, a rooftop space where people can enjoy refreshments in the open-air before or after a massage.
The treatments focus on healing and relaxation at the same time. The length of each massage varies, ranging from a brief 25 minutes to longer sessions of 50, 80, and 110 minutes. Traditional Thai massages are offered in two different forms: Common Folk (B250/25min, B400/50min, B550/80min B700/110min) and Royal (B300/25min, B450/50min, B600/80min B750/110min). The main difference between the two is that the Royal massage is performed primarily with the thumbs, hands, and palms, whereas the Common Folk incorporates the use of elbows, forearms, knees, and feet to press along the body. It feels like a yoga workout, but without the tough work. The traditional massage can also be combined with other aromatherapy and warm oil treatments from Myth’s menu. What’s more, there’s the option to be pampered by two masseuses at once.
Instead of manicures and pedicures, Myth Spa treats the hands in a different way, forecasting your future with an on-site fortune teller, available by appointment. On the second floor, a small retail area offers a range of modern Thai textiles, décor, and skincare products, such as body lotion, hand cream, and aroma oils made exclusively by Myth’s R&D team, and only with natural ingredients. And what better way to cap a stress-relieving massage, or the fortune-told signs of a successful future, than with a cold beverage at the open-air bar, looking onto the ever busy Ruamrudee.
Myth Spa Bangkok
28/3 Soi Ruamrudee | BTS Ploenchit | 0 2651 5600 | siamyth.com