Thailand is known for its world-renowned spas and skilled spa therapists and, luckily for you, Chiang Mai is home to some of the best spas in the country! If you are in need of some pampering, look no further than our list of the 10 best spas in Chiang Mai, many of which offer unique Lanna twists.
Dheva Spa and Wellness Centre
The Dheva Spa and Wellness Centre at the breathtakingly beautiful Dhara Dhevi resort is second to none. The spa is located in an architecturally stunning traditional Lanna style building, which includes intricate hand-carved sidings. The Dheva Spa and Wellness Centre focuses on holistic treatments with an Ayurvedic specialist on site as well as meditation, yoga and more. Luxurious treatments are available and it is recommended to give the ‘Lanna Ceremony’ a try, which includes a steam bath, scrub and four (yes, you read that right!) types of massages to leave you feeling refreshed and revitalized.
Fah Lanna has two locations in Chiang Mai, one in the Night Bazaar and one in the Old City. Fah Lanna is modern and luxurious, providing a tranquil sanctuary right in the centre of the city. Bamboo and wooden walkways are suspended over water lily ponds with Lanna accents dotted throughout. Fah Lanna offers five-star services, however, their prices are reasonable.
Cheeva Spa has won numerous awards for excellence and remains one of Chiang Mai’s favourite spas. A range of treatments and packages are on their delightful menu including Coconut Honey Scrub or the Cheeva Detox Package. Cheeva Spa has two locations in Chiang Mai, both in the north of the city.
Lila Thai Massage
Lila Thai Massage is not a luxury spa but makes our list as many former inmates from the Women Correctional Institute start their careers here after being released. Not only are you receiving a relaxing massage, you are also supporting woman reentering the workforce. Lila Thai Massage offers a full spa menu and is ideal for those in need of some pampering after travelling on a budget.
Nakara Spa is set on the Ping River in a beautiful colonial style house and is part of the Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa. The Nakara Spa menu is heavenly, offering facials, body wraps, body scrubs and massages. Aromatherapy and Ayurvedic treatments are also available.
Kiyora Spa is a warm and welcoming spa with delicious treatments like Chocolate Body Scrub, Thai Yoga Massage, aromatherapy and more! Prices are reasonable and they often advertise two-for-one discounts on their website.
Rarinjinda Wellness Spa
Located near the Ping River, the Rarinjinda Wellness Spa offers traditional Thai and oil massages, detox sauna or steam, hot herbal compresses and invigorating body scrubs. Spa packages are also available and are delightfully named, for example, the five-hour long ‘Golden Memories’ which includes the Guava Foot Polisher, Siamese Herbal Steam, body mask, Jacuzzi therapy and a Shirodhara Treatment.
Oasis Spa has four locations in Chiang Mai, a couple in other cities in Thailand and is opening branches in China too. Oasis Spa offers well-trained therapists in a beautiful tropical setting. All spas offer an extensive menu of facials, wraps, scrubs, reflexology and a selection of truly amazing packages. The treatment rooms come with jacuzzis, outdoor showers and steam baths.
The Anantara Spa is located on the banks of the Ping River in a breathtakingly beautiful setting. The Anantara Resort’s spa offers a range of treatments including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic, and reflexology. No detail is overlooked and the skilled therapists whisk you on a magical pampering journey.
Green Bamboo Massage
Another budget-friendly option is the Green Bamboo Massage which has a commitment to sustainability and the environment. Green Bamboo Massage only use organic home-made products and source local materials and equipment from small, family-run businesses. Green Bamboo Massage specializes in traditional Thai treatments and is the ideal place to go for a Thai massage after a long day of sightseeing.