When a friend realised I was visiting Bangkok for a short getaway, she recommended me to try Health Land Spa & Massage service & advised us to make a reservation as it is very popular. I checked out its website & found the Asoke branch was the most convenient for us to visit given that it is near to the Grand Millennium Sukhumvit Bangkok.
So after checking in to the hotel on the first day, we got directions from the hotel staff & made our way down to the branch, an easy stroll of less than 10 min from the hotel. Below is a simple “how to get there” map for your reference:
Turn right upon exit from the hotel lobby entrance out to Sukhumvit 21 & walk for a short while down the road till you see a road junction in front of Sino-Thai Tower. Cross the junction to get to diagonally opposite Sino-Thai Tower, where Serm Mits Tower is (think you can see a 7-11 there). Then just continue down Sukhumvit Soi 21 & you will be able to see the Health Land Spa & Massage building within 5 min.
It was easy to make reservations at Health Land because there were so many counter staff eagerly waiting to serve us at the spacious reception. I reserved a 2-hour traditional Thai massage (฿500/ S$21.30) while my friend requested for a 1-hour foot massage (฿300/ S$12.80) that evening. Unfortunately we were unable to return to the same branch for the relaxing treatment as our original plan went haywire due to the flood in the afternoon.
All Health Land branches are stand alone buildings that come with spacious parking lots, like what you see above. How did I know? Because we couldn’t get back in time to Health Land Asoke for our massage appointment by 7.10pm after dinner at Audrey, I searched for the nearest Health Land branch to Thong Lo district & found that there is an Ekamai branch. With the help of the friendly waiter whom I chatted with at Audrey, we decided to find our way to Health Land Ekamai & try our luck in getting a massage done, without any reservations, since it was a weekday night & we reckon it may not be that crowded. 😉
Trying to locate the branch was an adventure by itself, because we had to “brave” through the heavy traffic in the dark, got lost along the way & asked quite a few locals for directions as well. Luck was on our side that night when we finally reached at least half an hour later & managed to enjoy the massage without making any reservations. 😛
As I was too full from the dinner, I changed my mind & requested for a foot massage instead, same as my friend. It was really an enjoyable massage, quite different from the foot massages I have done in Singapore where the masseur would massage your various acupoints on the feet, causing pain. This foot massage was so relaxing that we kinda dozed off on the comfortable armchair, probably also because the massage place was quiet & dark, a conducive environment to take a nap in hehe. The foot massage came with a nice head & shoulder massage as well.
I highly recommend Health Land Spa & Massage for a superb & reasonably-priced massage experience should you visit Bangkok next time. You can’t leave Bangkok without doing at least 1 massage, can you? So why not just visit Health Land to make your money worth (if you haven’t done so)? 😉