Replies: 11 - Last Post: Nov 6, 2013 3:33 PM Last Post By: deeral
Dec 14, 2012 10:45 PM
I'm looking forwhat is the Thai equivalent of a western chiropractor or a place that does a damn good massage. Seen people ask in Khao san road for massage staff to manipulate their back and that scares the crap out of me. What do Thai's do for back pain anyway ?
Not looking for a Western trained chiropractor as I don't believe in them.
Dec 15, 2012 12:51 AM
2Healthland have several branches in and around BK. In addition to the usual massage they have medically qualified masseures, essentially the western equivalent of physiotherapists: I've had excellent experiences with them and they sorted out a trapped nerve in my back within two visits which a prior visit to a doctor at BNH had managed to actually make worse (BNH: never again!). This service is more expensive than the regular massage: it's about 400่B per hour but worth every satang. Highly recommended.
Dec 15, 2012 1:27 AM
Dec 15, 2012 6:42 AM
Dec 15, 2012 8:36 AM
this site probably sums up any medical advantages to be gained from Thai massage.
"Medical" - what do you hope to cure????
Dec 15, 2012 2:17 PM
Dec 15, 2012 3:21 PM
7I have a very touchy lower back, and that said, I have had the best full body massages from a blind gentleman on Sukhumvit Soi 5 just a bit after the Amari Blvd Hotel. (same side of the soi but around the corner). I took his hand and placed it on my lower spine and said NO. He was quick to understand. He speaks no English so I spoke to the administrator to be sure he understood. He knows his stuff, and I was very pleased with his skills.
Dec 15, 2012 4:39 PM
Dec 17, 2012 12:39 AM
9Medical might be the wrong word. Just hoping for some better trained people to do massages :-)
I had a good back until I went to a chiro . Later I visited another person who had me back to normal in one visit. I'm just very careful about who I visit now as it seems the masseurs around tourists areas are badly trained in SEA.
Like friendly_checkingirl mentioned I too have suffered back pain from a bad massage.
Guess I will just go without or have foot massage's on this trip.....
Dec 17, 2012 8:21 AM
10I have back problems and I really look forward to massages whenever in Thailand. However I have learnt from experience and stick to oil massages. Those Thai massages,as mentioned by TBL and FCG can really do some damage to someone with serious back problems. The best massages I get are by a blind masseur in Bali. Worth every cent.
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