Pattaya is not only the place to eat, drink, and have fun in the bars and nightclubs and on the beach. Pattaya is also a thriving destination for health and wellness travelers. People looking for a relaxing spa vacation, a cosmetic surgery operation, or simply a great massage will find what they are looking for in Pattaya. Here are a few of our favorite places for relaxing and feeling good in Pattaya.
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Thai Massage in Pattaya
Pattaya has the place for you, whether you are looking for a rejuvenating treatment, a massage after illness or injury, or you simply suffer from the aches and pains of everyday life. Massage in Pattaya is available in spa resorts, massage shops, and from beachside massage vendors. You can find a wide range of different massages available in Pattaya from traditional Thai massage, foot massage, aromatherapy massage, hot stone massage, detoxification massage, herbal compress massage, and many more.
Pattaya Day Spas
If you want a little more than simply a massage, you’ll want to check out the full day spa experience. Day spas are very popular in Pattaya and range from the basic (yet still relaxing) to the seriously luxurious. You will find all kinds of treatments available from waxing to water therapy, body wraps to facials and foot massages. If you are looking for something special, call and ask at reception – you will find what you are looking for if you ask around. With the day spa experience you can also enjoy a relaxing drink by the pool, or time on the beach afterwards.
Some day spas in Pattaya include Let’s Relax at the RarinJinda Wellness Spa, the Oasis Spa Pattaya which is located on top of the Big Buddha Hill, the Spa Silavadee, The Cliff Spa, the Royal Garden Spa at the Pattaya Marriott Resort and Spa, and the Amburaya Spa at the Sheraton Pattaya Resort. In fact, most of the large resorts in Pattaya have their own spa and many are open to non-residents as well as people staying at the hotel.
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Spa Complexes in Pattaya
Mari-Jari Sauna & Spa – spa complex including a Finnish sauna, a Russian steam room, a Turkish sauna, hot and cold swimming pools, a recreation area and different treatments including massage, body scrubs, wraps, and facials.
Serenity Massage – a traditional massage place offering a good service including Thai massage, foot massage, body scrub, aromatherapy, and many more.
Spa View – Located at the Mark-Land Hotel, this is a large spa complex providing a range of treatments like nail care, foot massage, milk baths, facial massages, body lotion, and more.
Medical Tourism in Pattaya
Pattaya is one of the leading medical tourism destinations in Thailand and attracts a wide range of people looking for treatment for both medical and cosmetic concerns. There are over a dozen different hospitals run privately and by the government. There is plenty of choice in terms of treatments, facilities, and payment options. Many people from all over the world combine medical treatment with a vacation in Pattaya, choosing to take advantage of the world-class resorts and also the attractive beach. It is a good place to relax and recuperate both before and after treatment.
Facilities in Pattaya’s hospitals and clinics are world-class, and patients are treated by highly trained doctors and staff. Many doctors and other health professionals speak English, otherwise translators are available. The standard of facilities and equipment is high, and matches the standards found in many Western countries. Of course, the benefit is that the cost of medical treatment is substantially lower than in these Western countries. For example, the Bangkok Pattaya Hospital is accredited to Joint Commission International standard and has over 100 medical specialists as well as fully trained nurse aides, and a team of interpreters. Also, the Pattaya International Hospital comes recommended, as does the Beauty and Aesthetic Center in Pattaya, and the Pattaya Royal Beauty Clinic.
Dental work is also a common reason why many people visit Pattaya. The experienced dentists can carry out a range of simple and more complicated procedures. If you are interested in a particular package or treatment you should contact the hospital direct as many will help you to arrange your accommodation as well as your medical work.
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