After all the shopping and whirlwind tour around Bangkok, what could be a better way to end one’s day than to take a trip to one of Thong Lor’s relaxing spas?


Hailed as the “Spa Capital of the World,” Bangkok boasts its ancient heritage of rituals, treatments, and massage techniques that have endured through the generations. There have been spas elsewhere that have attempted to imitate the uniqueness of Thai techniques, but you can't get better Thai massage anywhere else in the world than the very place it originated. So while you’re at the heart of the ultimate spa destination, take your feet to the nearest relaxation realm in Thong Lor and let your senses be invigorated.


Here are a few of the spas you can easily find at Thong Lor, where you can experience Thai relaxation at its best.


Leela Thai Herbal Massage

A haven of traditional Thai massage enthusiasts, Leela Thai Herbal Massage has the perfect touch when it comes to herbal treatments and aromatherapy massage. It is located near the Thong Lo BTS Station, which makes it more accessible to tourists and locals alike. One will find himself moving on to a different dimension as the face of busy Bangkok slowly fades to the background. The sense of tranquility, caused by the mixture of oriental and modern contemporary atmosphere, will ultimately be felt as soon as one enters into the confines of Leela Thai Herbal Massage. The sweet scent of lemongrass lingering in the air supersedes one's humid and warm feeling from the outside. Leela Thai Herbal Massage offers a wide range of beauty products that make use of traditional Thai herbs, which are helpful in restoring the body's health and resilience. The spa is open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Spa rates are from 400 to 1,600 Baht (13-52 USD).  


Palm Herbal Retreat

Just a few minutes away from the BTS Thong Lor Station, the Palm Herbal Retreat is one of the many soothing spas that tourists can visit during their Bangkok vacation. Its services guarantee absolute reinvigoration of the senses, making you leave behind all your stress and anxieties. The spa's postmodern style villa has a modern Asian setting, where you can enjoy a homey feeling and indulge in the musical swish of fresh flowing water and the stunning greenery. Enjoy the warm ambiance while lying cozily in a Thai daybed. A good cup of tea awaits you after you relish every moment of an ultra calming aroma massage. The Palm Herbal Retreat is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Its spa activities include aroma massage, Thai massage, and treatments such as body scrub, body wrap and waxing. Rates start at 800 Baht (26 USD).  


Divana Divine Spa  

It's never wrong to spoil yourself once in a while, especially with a full body massage at Divana Divine Spa. Located within a large tropical garden, just five minutes away from BTS Asoke Station, the spa provides a lovely sanctuary from all the hustle and bustle in the city. You’ll be treated like a VIP: the spa's sweet orange scent welcomes you the moment you walk in the door, while the friendly staff offers you a warm cup of herbal tea and a towel. Amenities include five private spa treatment rooms on the ground floor; four double private spa treatment rooms and three singe spa treatment rooms on the second floor, which all have contemporary and Asian creative impressions design. Divina Divine Spa is open on weekdays from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and on weekends from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Minimum massage rate is 1,200 Baht (39 USD).  


You have just seen a few of the many excellent spas located in Thong Lor, which all guarantee nothing but total relaxation. Bangkok offers a myriad of great spas and massage parlors that will only justify how the city has established its reputation in the wellness industry.