The Best Places to Get a Massage in Taipei

Deep tissue massage at Roppongi
Deep tissue massage at Roppongi | Courtesy of Roppongi Massage
Ciaran McEneaney

Taipei is a busy city with plenty of things to do, but as with every bustling metropolis, there is a need for a place where locals can relax and take a break from their hectic lives. And there’s no better way to de-stress than with a massage, and, here in Taipei, massage parlors are plentiful. But which are the best?

1. Hawaii Spa

Massage Parlour

A family-run massage parlor located in Zhongshan District, Hawaii Spa is known as one of the best places to get a foot massage in the city. Although the place itself is a little older and not in the luxurious category as some other parlors, it is nevertheless an incredibly quiet and relaxing location given that it is in the middle of a very busy area. The staff here are quick to help customers decide on a service and will even warn you if there’s a chance it may hurt even the slightest bit.

2. Sparadise - the Organic Meridian Massage Spa

Massage Parlour
Courtesy of Sparadise

A high-end spa that has a great reputation for providing high-quality holistic massage services, it would seem that Sparadise is aptly named. Patrons at this parlor have remarked that the staff are incredibly knowledgeable and that, while the services aren’t cheap, it’s well worth the expense.

3. Spa

Massage Parlour

A luxurious spa with modern decor and late-night services based in the heart of the city. This parlor offers an incredible range of services from deep-tissue massage to basic foot massage. Although they are busy, they do accept walk-ins any time of the day or night. With its superb location, this is a great place for a late-night massage.

4. Roppongi Massage

Massage Parlour
Courtesy of Roppongi

Roppongi is a small massage parlor tucked away in an alley in the city’s Zhongshan District. This unassuming place is a pleasant surprise with staff that go the extra mile in terms of helping customers decide on a service and ensuring that everyone feels welcome. They have some great packages for combined foot and body massages, which are very competitively priced considering the great service provided.

5. Yawara

Massage Parlour

An authentic Thai massage parlor located in the bustling Linsen North Road area. This place comes highly recommended by the many locals that feel it offers one of the most genuine Thai massage experiences in the city. Here, you can have everything from cupping therapy to foot massage, and all of it carried out by Thai therapists.

6. Moon Spa Thai Massage

Massage Parlour

Moon Spa is a Thai massage parlor located in the Zhongshan district of Taipei. There are quite a lot of Thai massage places in the city but this one is quietly gaining a reputation as one of the best. It’s a modern and well maintained place with wonderfully attentive staff who will go out of their way to help any way that they can. For a place that offers pure relaxation in a modern setting, you can’t go wrong with Moon Spa.

7. Dancing Fingers Massage

Massage Parlour
Courtesy of Dancing Fingers Massage

Dancing Fingers Massage is a 24-hour massage parlor located in the Daan District of Taipei. The masseuses at this business are said to be quite knowledgeable and patient with all of their clients. It’s a great relaxing place to pop into after a busy day of sightseeing in the city. Also, their foot massages are said to be second to none!

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