A refreshing massage is certain to appeal to tourists that have spent a long day walking around the city on a tour organized by a Vietnam travel agent. There are more and more high-end massage centres opening throughout Ho Chi Minh City. The therapists are skilled in various types of massage (Thai style, traditional Vietnamese, etc.) as well as other treatments to combine eastern techniques, knowledge and philosophy with western practices.
Here are a few of the best places to relax with a massage in Ho Chi Minh City:
Cat Moc Spa (61-63 Tran Dinh Xu St, District 1)
The Cat Moc Spa is styled with traditional Vietnamese architecture, natural melodies and calming lights to create the peaceful atmosphere. A variety of massage services are offered such as facial/body skin care, Vietnamese herbal relaxing massage, hot stone massage, traditional Thai massage and Swedish massage. Pricing is in the region of $10 for a 30 minute session. For travellers that have spent the day walking among the sights, a 30 minute foot care treatment is certain to appeal, while a longer hot stone therapy session can give total relaxation.
Miumiu Spa (84 Ngo Duc Ke St, District 1)
The Miumiu Spa on Ngo Duc Ke Street is well located and a short distance from the Ben Thanh Market and near the Bitexco Financial Tower. Its Asian-style architecture and subtle decorative furnishing help to create a tranquil ambiance to instantly relax. Beyond the popular Thai and Vietnamese massage, the skilled staff provides the Shiatsu massage which originated in Japan. Massage sessions last 30 to 60 minutes. Miumiu is a quite busy place and it is necessary to book 24 hours in advance. Also, it is possible to relax with a cup of Vietnamese tea or hand-made antioxidant juice while waiting for the massage.
Saigon Heritage Spa (69 Hai Ba Trung St, District 1)
The Saigon Heritage Spa is a highly rated spa and the perfect place to visit to fully relax the body. It is well located and a short distance from the Saigon Opera House. The massage therapists are well trained and help to create the spa's cosy atmosphere. They focus on traditional massages and use unique aroma oil sourced from Thailand and Vietnam, as well as a variety of beauty services, such as facial care. Popular services provided include the fresh cucumber facial pack and the fascinating hot stones.
Moc Huong Spa (9C Ton Duc Thang St, District 1)
A visit to the city prepared by a reputable Vietnam tour operator can include a stop at the Moc Huong Spa which is one of the finest massage centres in Ho Chi Minh City. This is a spa with a long and extensive menu of treatments like body massages (signature Moc Huong body treatment, aromatherapy, Swedish, Shiatsu, Thai, and Hawaiian), facials, pedicures and manicures. This is a great place to visit for the tired tourist, the sports players or busy people. Moc Huong Spa has a special sports massage service that targets a particular area of the body, such as the neck, back, arms, hands, feet, legs or shoulders. The treatment sessions can vary in length with the Moc Huong signature package the longest at nearly 90 minutes.