Translated from the Thai phrase, อิ ริ ย า บ ถ (I-RI-YA-BOD)—meaning body language in STAND, SLEEP, STEP and SIT—massage parlour IRIYABOD focuses on healing remedies for soothing the mind and body for restful rejuvenation. Situated within the trendy boutique hostel Once Again, the space offers a holistic escape from the bustle of the city. From deep oil massages to physical rehabilitation, the massage spa uses traditional Thai methods to cure aching, posture and physical energy. Cha Siu Papers’ Faye Bradley and guest, Vivian Wong stopped by during a weekend visit to Bangkok to experience the Jet Lagged Reviver and Traveller Style massage.
The massage haven is nestled in the trendy Once Again hostel, next to a hipster café, as an independent flagship branch. An area surrounded by royal monuments, the upmarket location is easily reached by public transport or taxi.
There was a very welcoming atmosphere in IRIYABOD, a space furnished with earthy tones and contemporary Thai ornaments. The tranquil space offers a menu of indulgent treatments to choose from and your choice of aroma. I tried the Jet Lagged Reviver massage (one hour) and Vivian experienced the Traveller Style (one hour) sports massage—both were oil-based.
After filling in a form with your personalised needs, such as firmness of the massage, followed by a warm footbath, we were led to a private room to undress into the cosy bathrobes, ready for the treatments.
The Jet Lagged Reviver massage used a combination of Aromatherapy massage to increase the process of relaxation and rehabilitation from any long trips or office syndrome. It left my body feeling calmer and less sore from the days out and about during our visit to Bangkok.
The Traveller Style massage was a form of sports massage to release tension in the muscles and reduce exhaustion for body rehabilitation.
At the end of the treatment, we sat in the lounging area to relax with a complimentary organic tea and biscuit for post-spa indulgence. I would definitely recommend also trying one of their longer massages, which focus on Sit, Sleep, Stand or Step (body postures) if you have more time to unwind.
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More Info: iriyabod.com
Phone: (+66)(0) 84 329 8224 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Address: 1st floor at Once Again Hostel, 22 Soi Samranrat, Phra Nakhon Bangkok, Thailand
Opening Hours: Monday - Sunday 11:00 - 20:00