Review: Massage Treatment @ Phuket Airport

What happens when you cannot get enough of Thai massage when leaving Phuket, Thailand? Simple, you get a last minute massage at the Phuket International airport!

Do you know there is a small massage palor at the Phuket Airport?

I just did not have enough of Thai Massage & Foot Reflexology on my last trip in Phuket. Yes, I went to Phuket to get plenty of Thai massage but I got so caught up doing the rest of fun stuff in Phuket that I just did not find time to indulge in Thai massage. Thank goodness I found this palor at the Phuket Airport which ended my short vacation on a high note.

Massage at Phuket airport departure lounges
Massage Palor at Phuket airport departure lounge

This massage palor (I think should be new; wasn’t there on my last trip 2 years ago) offers standard massage treatments like Thai Massage, Foot Reflexology, Manicure and Pedicure. Although their prices are a bit steep compared to outside the airport, it’s still worth the last minute indulgence; especially if you just can’t get enough of Thai massage.  Apparently, many people must have felt that way too; so much so that it’s worth it for the owner to invest in a shop in the departure lounge of the Phuket airport. Rental surely cannot be cheap.

Although the place feels small outside, it is ingeniously designed that it is able to take about 10 customers for foot massage in 2 separate halls and four customers for Thai or aromatherapy massage in small private cubicles just behind the reception area.

When we entered the palor, there were no customers. We chose Thai massage and let the therapists knead our bodies just nicely for the plane journey back home. As usual, Thai masseurs never fail to live up to expectations. It was almost as if Thai ladies have natural genes to provide a good massage anytime.

It did get uncomfortable after a while as more customers entered the palor. You can hear loud customers and screaming children through the thin partition walls of the massage cubicles. So while the massage was good, the noise factor of this place is something to consider if you’re thinking of having a last minute massage.

Overall, this place does have my recommendations if you have plenty of time to kill at the Phuket airport. Or like me, you simply could not get enough of Thai massage or foot massage and need some last minute indulgence!

Location of Massage Palor:
Departure Lounge, Phuket International Airport

Size of Spa: Small, with 3 private treatment rooms and 12 reflexology chairs
Facilities: None

Friendliness: Friendly
Pricing: Single massage treatment starts from US$15

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5 Comments so far

  1. Glenn on May 10th, 2010

    Hi Floatingzen,

    Thanks for the review. Sounds like a reasonable place to get a massage, but not great.

    You may like to avoid using the phrase “massage parlor” as this has connotations of a brothel in English. “Massage Clinic” would have more therapeutic overtones.

    Regards,
    Glenn

  2. floatingzen on May 10th, 2010

    Hi Glenn:

    I agree with you. However, from an Asian perspective, massage palour has been a long term use without the unnecessary connotation.
    Also, the term ‘massage clinic’ is associated with Chinese TCM clinics which combines bone and joint massage (mostly from injuries), that we may confuse readers from this part of the world.

  3. Jan on August 27th, 2010

    I will check it out next time I’m at the airport!

  4. CY on May 28th, 2012

    Hi, is the massage parlour still operating? Is it available at the arrival hall? Thanks.

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