Thai Massage in Koh Samui

So as I have mentioned in previous posts, in May & June 2017 I visited Thailand. While we stayed in Lamai, Koh Samui, I treated myself to a full body Thai massage (and no, I didn’t ask for a happy ending). Koh Samui Koh Samui

We stayed in Lamai Bayview Resort hotel which was really quiet & peaceful without excessive crowds, and in fact quite often we had the beach to ourselves, but that’s a different story.

Koh Samui, lamai bayview

I get a lot of back, hip, knee and shoulder pain. I am essentially really old before my time. Some are due to injuries (weak and minimal cartilage in my knees due to walking marathon training in 2014) and some are just chronic and unexplained, such as the repeated trapped nerves I get in my shoulders. I had heard that Thai massages were quite harsh, not really for relaxing and that excited me. I find that in England, masseuses are too overly concerned about Health & Safety to properly get rid of my deep knots meaning I have to try and do it myself (probably damaging myself more).

At our hotel, there was a massage hut on the beach and I went not really knowing what to expect. Straight away she picked up on the tightness in my back and began manipulating my posture, not afraid to use her feet and legs as well as hands and arms which I found amusing. She spent over an hour cracking my back, massaging and moving my shoulders – releasing a trapped nerve in the process, circling and pulling my hips and even cracking my neck. It honestly felt more like an osteopathy session rather than massage.

Lamai, Koh Samui

I loved it so much that I got another one just before we went home. I could suddenly walk for longer without feeling pain in my hips & knees and though it hurt more than a relaxing massage, it didn’t cause pain. It only cost 300Baht which works out at around £7GBP for over an hour which I couldn’t fault at all. Especially when the view was as pictured above.

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6 thoughts on “Thai Massage in Koh Samui

    Hello Bexa

    (November 20, 2017 - 10:04 am)

    I loved having massages when I went to Thailand. They were so cheap! Most were really relaxing, although I remember having a Thai massage and was like wow this hurts! Ha ha! Another great post and I love your photography 💕. This makes me want to go back to Thailand again! 😘 xx
    Bexa |


      (November 20, 2017 - 10:22 am)

      I’m a bit strange so I liked that they hurt a bit, it felt like they were actually fixing the problems I have rather than just pressing them. I was confused at first that the lady was using her feet & shins as well as her hands & arms but I soon got over it! I’d love to go back to Thailand! Xx

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    Kelly (켈리) (@halfbloodpixie)

    (November 29, 2017 - 3:25 pm)

    One of the reasons I wanna go to Thailand is for their massages!
    I’ve been to a few Thai massage places, and none of them have cracked any part of my body!!!
    I’ve heard massages over there are cheap though!


      (November 29, 2017 - 9:04 pm)

      I’ve had a Thai massage at home in UK & it just doesn’t compare! In Thailand they just knew how help me properly! It is very cheap, hour long massage for about £7GBP

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