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1. Posted by jla (Budding Member 23 posts) 10y

I want to splurge a little bit when I get to Chiang Mai in mid-Feb by treating myself to massages and spa-ish treatment. Does anyone have any recommendations for places to get these services? Also, would appreciate recommendation on budget to mid-tiered accommodation. Thanks a bunch!

2. Posted by danalasta (Travel Guru 519 posts) 10y

Hi Julie,

Chiang mai offers some of the best massage centers...unless, of course, u have been to the Chivasom in Hua Hin!!!.

I had the privilege ( as a journalist) of visiting a few in Chiang mai when Thailand was promoting "health tourism", incorporating massage into it!! Since u want to splurge and feel re-vitalised, i name a few here:

Chiang Mai Spa Mantra...it is near the ITM Massage School in the Santitham area (Charueun Suk Road)...has steam room, jacuzzi,private rooms and variety of massage treatments.

Sinativa International Spa...u can a choice...the shiatsu package ( Japanese way)...Sinativa Spa...and u can also go for the one-day Thai yoga massage/spa foot massage course which includes lunch & transfer!...b4 12 noon u get a discount...it is near amari rincome...

Or do you want to try the out of the world "Massage from the Hills" (the four-hand aromatic oil massage by tribal therapists) at Shangri-La Spa? will cost u something like 3500B for two hrs!!!! this is at huay kaew rd.U can feel the whiff of the forest surrounding! and u can even stay in one of their chalets!~

for a cheaper of the lot, u can try the Nimman House at Nimmanhemin Rd.

I dont want to mention details here as it might be seen as a promo/advert ! But i am a sucker for a good refreshing massage..esp the shiatsu!

have fun!

3. Posted by jla (Budding Member 23 posts) 10y

Thanks Dana - you are always a great help! Hopefully, we'll be able to meet up in Vietnam. Will keep you posted on location!

4. Posted by jla (Budding Member 23 posts) 10y

Dana and others -

Any good recommendation on a good cooking class at Chiang Mai? Ideally, I would the class to be a small setting and allow hands-on participation by students. Thanks much!

5. Posted by allthai (Full Member 88 posts) 10y

Oasis Spa is very nice and cheaper than the others and located in the city center next to Wat Prasing.

Friends that visit us here in Chiang Mai find Sompet cooking school very enjoyable. They will pick you up and take you to their teakwood home located on the banks of the Ping River. Students are limited and you learn by doing not by watching.

Enjoy,
Randy and Ning

6. Posted by danalasta (Travel Guru 519 posts) 10y

Hi Julie,

cookery lessons...there are so many in chiang mai...u can try allthai's recommendation...or the Kao Hom Cooking School..quite a favourite among malaysians, Singaporeans & Indians for truly authentic preparation...learning experience!
I was more interested in Thai salad preparations.

dana

7. Posted by allthai (Full Member 88 posts) 10y

Some cooking schools have many different lessons on different days. If you have the time find out which day they teach on preparing a certain type of dish you like. Many of our friends stay in Chiang Mai long enough to take two or three days of lessons. Each day the dishes were different including one day on salads. You just have to talk with them to find out. If you book far enough in advance they can have a class for the dishes you wish to learn about and get others to join you to keep the cost down.

Randy and Ning

8. Posted by jla (Budding Member 23 posts) 10y

So many choices and decisions to be made! I might need to spend more time in this city! : Thanks!

9. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1587 posts) 10y

Quoting jla

I want to splurge a little bit when I get to Chiang Mai in mid-Feb by treating myself to massages and spa-ish treatment. Does anyone have any recommendations for places to get these services? Also, would appreciate recommendation on budget to mid-tiered accommodation. Thanks a bunch!

Massage parlors are all over the place very easy to find.

Accomodation.

I used this hotel 3 different times, it was pretty good, friendly staff, good locatiion, etc.
MONTRI HOTEL, 2-6 Ratchadamnoen Road, across from the Thapae Gate. A/C, TV, HW, private bath/toilet, and security box in lobby for your valuables. Good restaurants nearby, several travel agencies, internet shops and stores also close by. New street market right in front of the Thapae Gate that has cheaper prices the the more famous "night market." You can walk to the night market from the Montri. E-mail: -snip- or www.norththaihotel.com/montri.html. Figure on 600 baht to 800 baht, depending on the season. Several classes of room from basic smaller A/C room to larger room with a bathtub too!

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10. Posted by kri007 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

Sinativa Chiangmai Spa also Have Five Star private spa Villa in very lowest price 3.5 hr only 2500 Baht please see detail at WWW.SINATIVASPACLUB.COM

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