One of the exotic experiences you can enjoy, while on the Thai holiday island of Koh Chang, is indeed that of the local Thai traditional massage, which you can be assured is unlike any other Thai traditional massage, as it fittingly takes place in its place of origin.
Thai Massage in Koh Chang
There are a number of venues where one can enjoy a traditional Thai massage, on the island of Koh Chang, with many resorts that double-up as health and beauty spas offering the much-vaunted Thai massage, which is a little more vigorous and deeply-engaging than some of the other types of massage styles.
It may be rumoured to have originated in India, having made its way to Thailand and undergoing some modification, but the vigour of this massage is such that it is quite wise to experience it in a resort that doubles up as a spa, so that you don’t have very far to travel after your massage, with options such as the Chang Park Resort and Spa as well as the Chang Buri Resort and Spa making up just part of the list of such two-in-one offerings.
Otherwise, if you are staying at resorts which do not house health and beauty spas, like the Amari Hotel or Banphu Resort among others, but you still wish to enjoy the pleasure and health effects of a Thai massage, some specialised health and beauty spas are a stone’s throw away, but you might want to travel by motorised transportation means after you enjoy your massage, for some much-needed recovery time.
The options, as far as specialised massage parlours go, include the likes of Vie Massage and the Smai Burapa Massage, which are venues that offer massage services. In the case of the Smai Burapa Massage though, you might have to specifically request the traditional Thai massage, since their variation may come across as a bit too mild in comparison with traditional Thai massage techniques.
More about the Thai Traditional Massage
What particularly makes enjoying a Thai traditional massage on the Koh Chang Island uniquely pleasurable is the fact that this is indeed that part of the world where the traditional practices, concerning massage techniques, are preserved at their purest, with the masseuses learning their technique directly from older, more experienced practitioners, instead of reading up about them from commercial books.
Getting into the technicalities of the massage, as it is traditionally practiced and enjoyed on the Koh Chang Island, traditionally, it lasts about an hour or two, with a lot of vigour accompanying the deep, thorough motions of the masseuse to encourage health benefits like better blood circulation and joint and muscle pain relief.
If it is indeed a traditional Thai massage you are after, many of the local Koh Chang resorts either offer the service in their in-house spa, or they will point you in the right direction to enjoy one at a nearby, specialised spa.