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Reviewed December 15, 2015

Palapai offer a genuine Thai massage by Thai masseurs. There is a range of treatments on offer from 60 to 120 minutes for traditional massages to shorter or longer variants including hot stone, hot herbal, sport etc.
I have had a couple of sports massages there. The pressure is quite firm and the stretching of the arms, for example, quite robust. It does the trick, but my tip would be to ensure the masseuse knows what areas need attention and the amount of pressure to be applied. Their knowledge of English is not 100% but they are very polite but also very much in charge!
The environment is a series of curtained off massage tables which are private, but you can hear what is going on elsewhere at times. The prices reflect this, and so you can't fault it at R330 for a 60 minute traditional massage.
Worth trying out a number of treatments to see what works for you.

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Dave H
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