There is nothing quite like having the knots and kinks in your body eased away by an accomplished practitioner. You arrive feeling stressed, tense and with the weight of the world on your shoulders – and leave feeling like a completely new person. With its gentle stretching and relaxing movements, a Thai massage is an amazing way to completely disconnect from your worries and reconnect with the feeling of living in a happy body. So check out our this roundup of spas and salons offering Thai massage in London:
1. Thai Square Spa
The Thai Square Spa was one of the first to combine traditional Thai massages with Turkish and Roman influences. Fittingly, it’s housed in a historic building that was once also home to a Turkish bath. It’s decorated with a respectful nod to its influences, creating an unexpected symbiotic cohesion. Expect natural materials and soft, warm lighting reflecting off the mirrored surfaces – and it will certainly be sure to move your stress levels down a notch or two!
The expansive facilities include eleven massage rooms, a VIP zone, a Sen space (with hot and cold zones) and a Himalayan salt room. Alongside massages, there are treatments such as body scrubs, facials and sole foot therapy. Choose from a menu of packages, including sampler, half-day and full-day, and those designed for gents, brides-to-be and couples.
You’ll find Thai Square Spa at 25 Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5AP. Nearest station is Charing Cross.
2. Thai Kosai
Thai Kosai is a gorgeous spa with two branches, in both Spitalfields and Holborn. The air-conditioned treatment rooms have all been decorated with luxury in mind. The Spitalfields branch has a wheelchair-accessible room on the ground floor, and they are more than happy to make any accommodations for you if needed.
With seven different types on the menu, this place is all about the massage. Tight muscles in your neck and shoulders from hours hunched at your desk? A head, neck and shoulder massage will sort those right out! Try a deep tissue massage for lower back stiffness. Or, for ultimate indulgence, book a four-hands massage where two masseuses work together to ease your body into a state of utter relaxation.
You’ll find Thai Kosai at 5 Toynbee Street, Spitalfields, London, E1 7NE. Nearest station is Liverpool Street. You’ll find the Holborn location at 53 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8SP. Nearest station is Holborn.
3. Thai Massage Central
Claiming to be London’s Number-one Thai massage studio, Thai Massage Central has a justifiably great reputation. The luxurious studio has a blissful atmosphere, making it an ideal getaway from London’s fast-paced environment. Each of the experienced practitioners found here is very capable, so you can be certain you’ll be in good hands whatever service you pick.
The treatments on offer range from the traditional to the less usual. Ever tried a barefoot massage? Your therapist will use their feet and body weight to apply pressure to your body to ease your muscles and release tension. With the reasonable prices at this studio, this has to be worth trying at least once. The opening times are convenient too – it’s open seven days a week, until 10 pm.
You’ll find Thai Massage Central at 56 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8SF. Nearest station is Holborn.
4. Thai Massage for Men
Thai Massage for Men is well known not only for its high-quality massages but also for its inclusivity. They make a point of ensuring that all their gentlemen customers feel welcome here. You’ll find a Pride flag on their website and posts about their mission to be inclusive.
Male-to-male massages are offered seven days a week, but you will need to make an appointment as availability is limited. The main therapist practises Thai Medical Ayurvedic Massage, a 3,000-year-old art still performed in Wat Pho temples today. Clients rave that a visit to this studio leaves them feeling much lighter in the body as if they were brand new.
You’ll find Thai Massage for Men at Craven Terrace, London, W2 3QH. Nearest station is Lancaster Gate.
5. Rupert Jade
The Rupert Jade studio is like an oasis right in the heart of Soho. As soon as you enter the modern, tranquil space, a member of the friendly team will offer you a complimentary hot drink. The highly trained staff have service-oriented mindsets and – you’ll be even more pleased to hear – exceptional massage skills. Their clients have included football players and even pop stars too!
Each treatment room has light and music settings that can be adjusted to suit you. Choose a Thai hot oil massage, and your therapist will use acupressure, stretching, and yoga techniques to gently but expertly soothe away your stresses. Other options include Swedish, deep tissue and shiatsu massage, plus reflexology – so if you’re booking in with a mate, chances are there’ll be a treatment perfectly suited to you both.
You’ll find Rupert Jade at 22 Rupert Street, Soho, London, W1D 6DG. Nearest station is Piccadilly Circus.
Founded by Pathumpon Jatikate and designed by Ben Pianese, Asiatic is a modern studio known for delivering perhaps the best Thai massage in London. When you first walk in, you are welcomed with a delicious cup of tea. Next, one of the professional team members will assess your individual needs before addressing them in a treatment tailored to you.
Combining the traditional art of Thai massage with a modern approach to service, Asiatic claim that their personalised treatments will rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit. You can aim to sustain the benefits of your session by joining their on-demand online yoga classes.
You’ll find Asiatic at 93 Upper Street, London, N1 0NP. Nearest station is Angel.
7. Thai Sense Spa
Thai Sense Spa is a must-visit if you’re looking for an exceptional treatment at a very affordable price. The team are known for being professional, friendly and highly experienced. All have traditional training and are fully insured too.
Services include a variety of massages from traditional Thai to deep tissue and four-hands. The five treatment rooms (each with a sound system) include one designed for couples, so you and a partner can enjoy some pampering together. If your skin could do with some TLC, opt for a body scrub before your rub-down – this will remove dead cells to brighten your skin, while the nourishing oils will add moisture.
You’ll find Thai Sense Spa at 8 Ascot Parade, Clapham Park Road, London, SW4 7EY. Nearest station is Clapham Common.
8. Choti’s Thai Massage
Ranked as one of the best wellness treatment rooms in London, Choti’s Thai Massage delivers an amazing and affordable experience. The lady herself, Choti, is passionate about the art of massage and is committed to ensuring that her customers leave feeling completely relaxed.
Choti’s level of expertise is hard to find elsewhere in London. Her Thai massages (traditional, aromatherapy or with oil) offer a natural approach to healing. Other services offered by the four-strong team include Swedish, therapeutic and hot stone massage. Booking via the app makes it super easy to manage your appointments too.
You’ll find Choti’s Thai Massage within 5 Star Salon at 207A Rotherhithe New Road, Bermondsey, London, SE16 2BA. Nearest station is Surrey Quays.
9. Thai Massage Subdee Therapy
Taking its name from a Thai word that translates as a place to unwind, rest and heal, Subdee Therapy is a traditional Thai massage health and beauty spa. With a mission statement that aligns with its moniker, the studio aims to be a cosy and relaxing space where customers can achieve tranquillity. Each one of the therapists is professionally qualified and with over ten years of experience.
There’s a variety of massages on the menu, including pregnancy and hot stone. The latter is said to boost the efficacy of the masseuse’s work as the heat travels deep down into the muscles to relax them more. Benefits can include pain relief, joint mobility and improved sleep.
You’ll find Thai Massage Subdee Therapy at 189 North End Road, London, W14 9NL. Nearest station is West Kensington.
10. Benjawan Thai Massage And Therapy
If you fancy having a treatment on a whim, head to Benjawan Thai Massage And Therapy in Finsbury Park – they have long opening hours and a walk-in service too.
The studio prides itself on the fact that all its staff are VTCT (Vocational Training Charitable Trust) trained, meaning that they are rigorously audited three times a year. The team will create a treatment plan customised to your specific needs, and the services they provide include traditional Thai, hot stone, pregnancy and couples massage, as well as Thai foot reflexology.
You’ll find Benjawan Thai Massage And Therapy at 104 Stroud Green Road, Finsbury Park, London, N4 3EN. Nearest station is Crouch Hill overground.
So, if your body is feeling less than brand new and you’re looking for a place to get a Thai massage in London, check out these studios and spas for a relaxing and memorable experience.