Are you looking for a Patong massage parlor? Patong beach massage, body massage or Thai massage? Maybe you want to try Christin soapy massage?
In the past I have spent a considerable amount of time trying to find recommendations for a good masseuse in various forums, posts and websites by typing the words “massage in Patong (Phuket)” in Google search. What I discovered is that this search method is not reliable because sometimes masseuses change massage parlors and also because they might not be available when you are in Patong (they could be out of town visiting family which happens often during low season). However, if you want to try a soapy massage at Christin massage I think is convenient to be in Patong in low season and choose an affordable hotel.
This made all those hours I spent on searching online and reading articles completely useless!!! This is why I developed a more practical search method.
In these pages I write what I know about Patong’s massage parlors and discuss my search criteria with the hope that it will help you make a better choice, click on one of the links below:
- List of Phuket soapy massage parlors (that I know of)
- soapy body massage explained with video of Christin Massage
- oil massage (deep tissue,shiatsu,etc.), Thai massage and Fish massage explained
- Fool Farang’s Masseuse Search Method
- Fool Farang’s favorite youtube videos on massage and massage girls
Soapy Body Massage
As of September 2012 Christin Massage is the only soapy body massage parlor in Patong, and is located at 206 Rat-U-Thit Road. You cannot miss the big pink and gray striped building on the right side of the street (it looks a lot like a European cinema with the big double glass doors at its entrance).
This is a video I found on youtube
I enter Christin Massage through the big double glass doors and the stairs lead me to the lounge area where I usually order my favorite drink while I scan the fishbowl for my masseuse, from the many, each having a number on their swimsuit.
The fishbowl is the masseuses’ seating area visible from the lounge through a glass wall; masseuses are grouped by price range.
It is sometimes possible to have a four hand massage that involves two masseuses at the same time, but be advised that these masseuses work in set couples (usually you cannot pick one without the other).
I always discuss the details with the hosts to avoid unwanted surprises since it’s only possible to talk to the masseuse after choosing her when she comes out of the fishbowl to accompany me in the private room. The host is there to accommodate the customer as best as he can and he will make suggestions based on my needs for that day.
Upon entering the room the masseuse puts me at ease and then she prepares the bath. This is the moment I chat with her to discuss my needs; the first time I got a soapy massage I remember asking about the duration of each phase of the massage.
The soapy massage is provided as follows: once the bath is ready the masseuse will wash you from top to bottom, and from head to toe; then you will be asked to lay face down on an inflatable mattress where you will have the actual soapy body massage: she will first completely cover your back with bubble bath soap, and then gently rub it with her body. Then you will be asked to turn around, face up so that she could rub you on your front side; when all is done, she will rinse you off with a hand shower, dry you with a towel and make you lay in bed to relax or continue with an oil massage. This is when I feel very relaxed and invigorated and ready to enjoy the after massage.
List of Soapy Massage Parlors in Phuket
- Christin’s Massage Parlor 206 Rat-U-Thit Road, Patong Beach ( +66-76-340 369) (closes at midnight)
- The Grand Plaza Hotel Massage (Phuket Town) - 23, Tilok Uthit Rd., Karon, Muang Phuket, Phuket (closes at midnight) (+66 (0) 76 214 921)
- The Pearl Hotel (Phuket Town) - 42 Montri Road, Phuket Town, Muang, Phuket (+66(0)76211044) | website: www.pearlhotel.co.th | open from 8pm to 2am