Wat Pho Thai Traditional Massage School

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Wat Pho Thai Traditional Massage School

Wat Pho Thai Traditional Massage School
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Eric N
Singapore, Singapore13 contributions
Business
It is a good trip, Thailand has open up completely and make away all the Covid passes. A tip for business travelers, bring some ATK kits it will bed helpful. All activities are normal now.
Written July 11, 2022
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Bill D. Whip
Ely20 contributions
It's a 12 hour bus ride from Phuket to Bangkok. A bus ride like that does some damage to your body, so S and I decide to get a massage. Thailand is a country that takes massage seriously. There are high priced spa massages, and cheap massages you get in a chair on the street, and pervy massages for pervy foreign tourists. In Chiang Mai, there's a massage place run by female ex-cons, and another place where female inmates learn massage as part of a vocational training program. In Bangkok, there's a massage school at Wat Pho, one of the most famous Buddhist temples in the country. That's where S and I decide to go.

Wat Pho's connection to massage goes back a few centuries when the temple housed a college of traditional medicine, though the actual massage school only dates back to the mid-50's.

When we walk in , the place is a madhouse. A flesh factory of tourists getting torqued by students of the massage school. We take a number like we're at the DMV and wait. The lady who gives me a massage has a steel grip. In the middle of snapping my spine, she takes a call on her cell phone. Though I like the informality of getting a massage in Thailand-- it's an everyday thing the locals will do while running errands-- I'm pretty sure giving a massage with one hand while talking to your boyfriend with the other violates at least a few of the principles of traditional Thai massage.

Don't get me wrong. The massage was great. 5 stars.
Written February 22, 2022
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JoyBose
Bengaluru, India345 contributions
This is located inside the Wat Pho area, so foreigners have to buy a ticket to Wat Pho (200 THB) to enter this. It is manned by trainees of the Wat Pho message school, which is where Thai message originated. So you can be sure you are getting a genuine experience of Thai message.

They have various types of message, foot message and body message. The cost varies by the hour and is a little expensive compared to how much it would cost in other Thai message parlours. But considering the genuineness and the historical significance, it is probably worth it.

First one has to present oneself at the reception and pay for the message, the person will tell how much is the wait and will give you a token and will call you when its your turn.

It can get crowded sometimes in Wat pho, so there may be upto a half hour wait. Sometimes the reception people give the option to go to a different building, a short walk away, for the same message, where the crowd is less.
Written April 13, 2020
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JING
Beijing, China36 contributions
Couples
My husband and I took a 5 days course of traditional Thai Massage here and got a certification. It’s really a hard work! We felt tired everyday. I was so tired in the first day that after class I fell asleep immediately. The teachers here are professional and very patient. They are best massage therapists.
Written March 10, 2020
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Ronald70
24 contributions
Definitely a 'must see', Wat Pho and the Temple of the Reclining Buddha is breathtaking, as are the grounds featuring over 100 chedi (contain royal ashes).
Written March 10, 2020
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Sasita S
16 contributions
since it´s close to a temple, the atmosphere is different. Recommended if you are tired of walking every day. dont expect the thai massage to be soft...
Written March 7, 2020
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Janette21L
Shepperton, UK61 contributions
Good to get a massage here but you do need to wait a while plus can be cheaper elsewhere enjoyed the experience
Written January 26, 2020
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Patricia T
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REASONS;
1. You have to be covered top to toe because it is located in the temple
2. Too many exits, if you exited from the temple and try to make your way back in for massage, you are directed to another entrance (a hassle if you are not properly clothed)
3. You have to queue for a waiting list, suggest you get your number then visit the reclining buddha, then come back here to check if it's your turn already
4. So many masseur waiting around the counter, so little seats and massage beds, hence the wait
5. EXPENSIVE! 540 baht for a 1 hour body massage where you can get 200-350 baht elsewhere (at a much better ambiance location)
6. Masseur do not wash your feet before the massage and after touching your feet, they will proceed massaging your head! Without washing their hands too!
7. Massage in the open, side by side bed with no curtains whatsoever, can clearly hear every conversations happening in the tiny area (masseurs talking, customers walking in, customers waiting)
8. You are not given any clothes to change into, I wonder why.
9. Begin to doubt if these masseurs are really trainees? They look permanent here.
Written January 19, 2020
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Raquel
San Antonio, TX43 contributions
Friends
This temple and the grounds were simply breathtaking. The Buda is enormous! The massage school on site gets crowded quickly. Arrive early if you plan on getting a massage.
Written January 14, 2020
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Natalie003
Plattsburgh, NY38 contributions
Nice 1 hour Thai massage by experts. More expensive than anywhere else but still dirt cheap when compared to getting a massage at home. I would have gone back for more, but you also have to get a ticket to the temple in order to get the massage. Highly recommend both a massage and Wat Pho
Written January 12, 2020
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