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“Very good massage” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chiang Mai Women's Correctional Institution

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 #57 of 333 Activities in Chiang Mai
Type: Architectural Buildings, Wellness & Spas
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“Very good massage”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

I admit we heard about this on the 'Idiot Abroad' tv series, laughed but at the same time liked the idea of supporting training opportunities. So when we found we were close we dropped in. We both had the one hour body massage and it was very good. Very clean, ladies were all really lovely and as with all Thai massage ladies their size gives no clue as to the strength they have.

Stuff you might find useful to know. You don't need an appointment just turn up, you will be given a number and wait your turn, it was busy when we went but we only waited half an hour and it was pleasant to do that seated in a pretty courtyard where they have a cafe. It is open every day.
It is the best value massage we found at 180bht for an hour. There is nothing at all prison like about it so if you are nervous about that don't be. If your taxi driver drops you outside the building that looks shut walk down the street about 30feet (to the left as you look at the building),they moved to a lovely old building next door and not all the taxi drivers know yet. Don't worry about what to wear, when you go in you are given a loose cotton pyjama type set of clothes.

Go support a great idea and get rid of the tired muscles from your flight at the same time.

Visited December 2012
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“The effect of Tripadvisor”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

The effect of tripadvisor makes things crowded and service decline when ratings are high , this should correct the ratings some.

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“Result of Massage & training from the Institution”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

The Chiang Mai Women’s Prison and the Institute of Skill Development results in the 180 hour Massage training course, endorsed and meet the requirements of the Chiang Mai Public health department. You will receive a fully trained professional massage therapist.

The Women’s Correctional massage was booked, late in the afternoon, so moved over to the Lila Thai Massage which hires and additionally trains the Women from the Correctional Institution, completing the massage training. The Institution this was started by the former director of the Women’s Prison 2001-2008 and now has 4 branches in Chiang Mai.

The Ratchavithi Branch we visited was very professional and received the best foot massage and my wife had the full body massage for 1 hour at a rate of 180 Baht. This compares to some of the best I have had over the years.

This serves two purposes, one you get a great massage and can feel good of helping others beginning new lives.

Visited November 2012
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“Super busy!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

I didn't try to find this, although it would probably have been easy, but I hailed a taxi. Once I arrived I was shocked there was a wait. I was number 26, they were on 22. Popular spot! Even with the wait it went fast and was totally worth it! I was so impressed with the facilities, clean and very "spa-like". I have worked in work-release prison centers in the USA so I didn't come here for the novelty but more to support something I believe strongly in, decreasing recidivism and helping re-introduce people into society.

At this location, you have no idea you are in a work release center. All of the women were cheerful and smiling. It was a wonderful experience. I would certainly return and recommend anyone in Chiang Mai stop by for a wonderful massage.

Visited November 2012
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“Amazing cause, amazing women!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012 via mobile

Really amazing experience, the massage was great and non expensive, more importantly it goes to a great cause! Comfortable room and free wifi makes it even better! The girls don't speak English well so expect to much of a chat! Highly recommend!

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