Now that the Bangkok airport siege has ended, a trip to Thailand (one of my favorite travel destinations) seems more appealing. One of the biggest reasons why I love traveling to Thailand (and have never complained about having a layover there), is the traditional Thai massage.
Although Naruwan at Body Tune is my favorite masseuse in Bangkok, lately my husband and I have been going to Health Land Spa & Massage, which is the place for those in-the-know. If you go to Bangkok fairly often (as we do), or you will be in Bangkok long enough, quickly make your way to Health Land. You can buy a coupon book for 10 2-hour Traditional Thai massages for 3,500 Baht, which works out to 350 Baht per 2-hour massage. The price cannot be beat, the quality is uniformly high, and the facilities clean and attractively presented.
I do recommend making a reservation, as their masseuses get booked up. If you don't want to wait, they can arrange a private room, which incurs an additional 100 Baht fee. (The regular massage takes place in a large room with individual partitioned massage spaces, which are perfectly fine.) We go to the Sathorn branch, but there are 3 other locations in Bangkok and one in Pattaya as well
Health Land Spa & Massage, Sathorn Branch
120 North Sathorn Road, Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
+66 0 2637 8883
Open daily 9:00-23:00