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Chiang Mai Women's Correctional Institution

100 Rachvithi Rd.( No Longer at This Address), Chiang Mai, Thailand
053-21-0824
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Ranked #70 of 272 activities in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Spas, Architectural Buildings
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We went to the Women's Massage Foundation, just a block away from the Correctional Institute (it's run by former inmates), since the Institute had a 2 hour waiting list. The Thai Massage I received from Nana was OUTSTANDING! Like a strong but gentle tiger pawing and pushing and pulling me all over. When I stood up at the end I... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

When I first heard about this program I wasn't sure what to expect, I was very pleasantly surprised. The building is beautiful and clean with a patio cafe, the women were skilled and professional. We received incredible hour long massages for 180 baht. Also, the money goes to the women once they are released. This is a great experience for... More

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N of Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

My hubs and I had a hard time finding this with our tuk tuk driver. It is still at the same address I believe. When we finally got there at around 1040 am we were told there was a wait so we put our names down and went for a walk in the hood. Past Hugs Academy (daycare?) there is... More

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Bangkok
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We had good foot massages here. The idea is to train the women in something they can earn a living from when they leave prison. Two of the female officers have opened up a massage place totally staffed with former inmates. The place gets booked up early, but their alternative place is very near.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Traditional Thai massage is indeed very different from all other kinds. 1 hour massage almost got me in tears, that's how sore it was...but when it's done, my whole body felt light and refreshed, supposed it was all worth the "breaking"! Foot massage is also great (not sore)! Reservation starts from 8:30AM everyday, but it gets full very quickly... and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

The women's prison offers 1 or 2 hour thai massages, or an hour foot massage. The massage is excellent and reasonably priced at the same time! After the massage you can sit in the gardens with a complementary cup of tea. It's a nice environment, very relaxing. And it's such a great idea to provide the women with skills they... More

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Killarney, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

If you want to massage here, make sure to visit before 11 am to book in. It's a good experience however if you are looking for a relaxing massage then don't go here. Everyone receives a massage in the same room and the ladies tend to chat throughout. Nonetheless it is a great massage that will leave u feeling very... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Nice Thai & foot massage. The lcoation building was 100-year-old. Open from 8a.m. - 4 p.m. & always full booked, better to visit there earlier.

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Warszawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

This is a great example of an awesome idea put to life. But idea alone, would not work here - the quality of the service is awesome (truly best massage I had in Thailand and absolutely bestest Tai iced tea ever). Go early, book place and come back for the massage - the customers are served on first come, first... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Get on board. It was a great massage and for a good cause of reintroducing these women into society. They learn a skill that can be used (Thai massage, restaurant skills, cooking) and are GREAT at it!!! Me and my wife went back twice for the good. Get there by 11 if you want massage as bookings aren't taken and... More

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