Part of a tourist itinerary is to have a SPA experience in Phuket together with that whole rejuvenating experience. Some of them try the exotic Thai massages, foot reflexology or even a fish spa where you have tiny fish nibbling at your feet that is soaking in a fish tank! Odd but true and it is said to be a great skin cleanser.
Thai massage is also very much a part of the Thai culture and way of life, which is why you see so many massage parlors all over the place. Some of them are good and some average.
There are the high-classed ones such as expensive spa resorts and then there are the cheaper ones found in shopping centers and shop lots.
However the most unusual and one that you have to look out for is the services offered by a blind masseur. They are a little more difficult to come by but the experience is really a lot better than that performed by a normal masseur. It is said and known that a blind person has sensitive hands, which means that they are more able to “spot” problematic areas compared to a normal person.
If you have joint or back aches, give a blind masseur a try. Problematic areas are normally more painful during the massage
therapy but you can be assured that you will come out feeling a whole lot better after the massage. There is a choice of full body massage or foot reflexology with a basic shoulder and neck massage. You also have a choice of using a medicated cream or the more exotic therapeutic essential oils. Prices vary from the type of product you wantthem to use. An average price starts at THB250 for a 2 hour session for a body massage and THB150 for a 1 hour foot reflexology and neck as well as shoulder rub. A blind massage is great for those sore and tired muscles after exploring Phuket Town or taking one of those all day sightseeing trips. It can also be addictive once you feel rejuvenated after every session.
Another unique experience is a fish spa. You can often spot these spas at massage therapy outlet that have a huge fish tank or pool in front of their premises. Inside that tank you will find hundreds of tiny fish. The method is to soak your feet in the tank for about half an hour. While you are soaking your feet, the fish will get on with their work. What they do is nibble at the soft old skin tissue that have been soften by the water. This removes the top old layer of epidermis leaving the new skin underneath. It can be a ticklish sensation to have the fish nibbling at you but the results do show a big difference to the condition of your feet! The half hour therapy cost around THB150 or around USD4.
These are just some of the great things you can do that are inexpensive, enjoyable and yet unique to your travel experience. It is also a great way to spend an evening out trying different things on Phuket Island!