After several months of traveling in Southeast Asia we became quite spoiled and accustomed to having spa days. We began to wonder how we would cope once we returned home where the spa services are not so cheap.
There are all types of massage facilities around Siem Reap, from higher end, full service spas to simple foot massage parlours. You will spot many of them while wandering around town, we happened upon the Frangipani Spa that’s tucked down an alleyway. It’s a bit on the high side for pricing, but we found it very charming and worth the extra expense. We both had a neck, head and shoulder massage and enjoyed it so much that we booked a second treatment for the next day. I had a one and a half hour facial and Jack spent the same amount of time getting a foot reflexology treatment.
The treatments we have experienced in Cambodia and Thailand have been very different from what we are used to in Canada. The foot massage often includes the use of a wooden stick to stimulate the reflex points and the body massages involve a lot of stretching movements.
You tend to get a lot more value for you money. For instance our treatment for the neck, shoulder and head massage also included a short foot massage. The facial included a mini body massage and Jack practically got a full body massage as part of his reflexology foot treatment.
After a long day of walking around it is such a welcome treat to pop into one of the many shops offering cheap foot massages. We have paid as little as $4 for one. There are shops everywhere full of staff waiting to serve you, don’t hesitate to give it a try. Your tired feet will thank you for it!