One of the first lessons of good spa-going that you should not be put off by a plain interior. After all, it’s the touch of your masseuse – not the frills – that counts. This point is well-proven by a joint on affluent Soi Ruamrudee, which happens to be called just that: The Touch. Head in through the doors and you’ll find a reception and foot massage area that looks much like most of the competition. Head upstairs and the treatment rooms are pretty plain too. However, once your face hits the massage mat you won’t care about the decor, especially at these prices.
Your basic one-hour Thai or foot massage is a snip at B300, while aromatherapy treatments start from a still reasonable B790 and Thai herbal compress massages from B600. They also offer one-hour body scrubs, during which that layer of dead skin will be tenderly removed using a coarse homemade Thai herb, salt, coffee or green tea scrub, for B600.
Promotional two-hour packages offering a mix of treatments, as well as facials, are also offered. These range in price from B550 (traditional Thai and foot massage) to B1490 (body scrub and aroma oil massage) – a bargain, we think you’ll agree. We found the masseuses to be well-trained and friendly and we left feeling recharged and happy.
The Touch Spa
1/2 Ruamrudee, Ploenchit | 02-651-5722 | thetouch1.com