There are many traditional Thai massage shops. These are generally not sex related massages at all, though some may extend their services to a little hand relief. (Somebody on a forum said that 300 Baht
will secure hand relief from practically every masseuse in Pattaya, however if you don't ask you don't get)
More adventurous massage parlours seem to advertise their wares with the term 'body massage'. Perhaps they are better known by
their customers as 'soapy massages'. The basic idea is that you get a body massage lubricated with lots of soapy water followed by a bout on the bed.
The following reviews are those that I come across on the web, in guide books, from
contributors and of course from my own visits. All contributors have a right to their opinions and will be posted even if in disagreement with my views. And of course parlour owners may present a rosy picture of their shops...so don't take everything at
I have been there a couple of times, though about 15 months ago.
Recall it cost around 1800.
Some quality gash there, no grief and decent rooms.
Lower floors have an unusual
jet-powered shower with a seat gizmo all in glass, while the higher floors have the traditional big bath like the other soapies.
Complex is one of the major establishments with a large selection of young women and often caters for the visiting Koreans, Chinese and Japanese as well as the regular Thais.
The prices vary depending upon the young lady but
are from 1500 to 2000 baht in general. The rooms are comfortable and there are bars and massage in the complex as well as games. The area can get very busy, as can the girls.
New and spacious, quite a refreshing change from the well-dated Soi 2 parlors. Rooms are huge, with flat screen TV, large bed, leather sofa, and extra large tub. An extra large rubber mattress provides the post-bath fun. Covered
Girls wear color-coded badges: Red badges are 1500, Blue badges are 1800, respectively, for 90 minutes. There may also be 'superstars' available. Note there is dual pricing going on with other customers being charged 1800 for red badges
and 2500 for blue.
This parlour pays commission to taxi
drivers so don't necessarily believe their recommendations. PP Massage is between 3rd Road & Soi Buakow a few minutes walk from X-Zyte Disco - It is sign posted from 3rd Road just south of Pattaya Klang
Reader review, April 2013: Short Time
I Visited this place this week. Most of the girls are not beautiful. Took one for 1,5 hours (2500 bat), but she finish after 1 hour. I feel like she steal my time. I won t come
Review from Pattaya Ghost, November 2008: Blue
Generally popular with Asian customers rather than farangs.
The women are split into two classes, but sit together
(not separated as the “models” sometimes are elsewhere.) One group, with red badges are the “regular” girls and those with blue badges are the “young and new” girls, according to the papasans. Both groups have a lot of lookers, but the blue badges are
all in their teens and very early 20s.
Red badge girls are 2,000 baht all-inclusive and blue badgers are 2,500 baht, both for 90 minutes.
My two visits to P.P. came just before 10 p.m. and around midnight, both on weekdays.
The fishbowl was still surprisingly well stocked. But I was also surprised at the number of bigger (and not as in tall) girls. With ample bosoms, a friend and a papasan both agreed they made for good masseuses. But I’m also guessing the Indian clientele
wants some girls with meat on their bones.
There are no tables to pull a girl out to chat with and no sideliners. But you can hang out on the sofa and take in the view with a drink. Beer and Coke are all under 100 baht and there’s no drama if you
decide to simply up and leave, which a friend and I did on our first visit.
If you’re looking for more attractive women than you’d find in the common farang-oriented soapies and care much about the flashiness of the facilities, P.P.
massage might be a hidden pleasure worth discovering.
Review from Dmitri, Dec 2007: Overall Good Experience But...
Overall good experience but the service has some
room for improvement.
Came early afternoon, almost no other customers and 20+ ladies.
Took a drink (60 Bt) and wanted to talk to a lady first at a table (I've seen guys sitting with girls in Sabailand before).
The employee said it
wasn't possible and I had to decide only from what I see, which seemed a bit risky to me but I didn't want to waste my trip there. The price of 2000 Baht was the highest I've seen. On the good side, many ladies kept smiling and waving.
Finally went upstairs with my choice. She turned out a bit heavier than looked when seated but very pretty face. The room had no toilet attached, had to go to the end of corridor (didn't expect it for that price). As I was heading for
the toilet, an employee asked about a lady drink. I didn't say yes but when I came back, he brought the drink nevertheless and wanted me to pay. When he brought back the change, he asked for tips in quite pushy way, which I found too much and didn't give
any. I told the girl I rather give it to her and she was quite happy. The best thing - she was in a good mood and even complained about her boyfriend hitting her. What came after was great, no complaints. I tipped her 200 Bt and she asked nicely for 100
Bt more, of course I didn't mind.
I enter and there is about 15 girls behind the glass and I take a seat on a couch and order a beer. I look around and there are lots of smiles and I pick a girl who looks like she has
the biggest tits as I think this will enhance the experience. We are off and I pay 2000 baht then up the stairs and into the room. Now I expect a jacuzzi, but there's an air mattress in a shower stall. She tells me to undress and I shed my clothes as
does she. Everything fell apart when her clothes came off. Saggy tits, c-section scar and a flat ass. I wanted to put my clothes back on at that point but felt it would be cruel and that they wouldn't give me my money back.
2nd Road (Moonlight Complex just north of Soi 6)
Top end soapy massage parlour. Prices by coloured badge in the range 2500 to 6500 Baht. The price doesn't seem to correlate well to attractiveness. Perhaps the girls choose
their own price level. Drinks prices are 120 Baht for water and 150 for a bottled beer.
Review from Liu, February 2014: Agency Girls
I visited in January 2014. There are 2 categories
of girls. Agency girls charge a higher price from 4k to 6k. While the others, not from an agency, charge from 2k to 3k.
I've tried a non agency girl. The service was kind of disappointing as there was no body massage on a mat.
After taking a bath in the bathtub it is straight to the bed.
2nd Road (opposite Festival Shopping Centre known for its Big C)
Long running body massage parlour with ownership connections to Sabal Land and Sabai Room
Review from Will, January 2014:
Price was noted as 2400 for 90 minutes. However the massage turned out to be a quick bath, 5 minutes of hand play and a refusal to continue. Refunds were
Prices May 2013: Hiked
Prices noted as 2000 - 2400. Water 100 Baht, lady
drinks 150 Baht.
Prices December 2012: Hiked
Red badged no hopers are 2500 Baht, and the
blue badged moderate majority are 3400 Baht.
Later reported to be 2000 Baht for red and 2500 Baht for blue so either prices have been reduced or there are prices differences by time or race or
News November 2011: Freelancers
There are now 2 sections to pick from. The original
section costs 1800 Baht all in, but there is now a new option of the freelancers section at 2100 Baht. The girls are said to be good looking in this new section.
102/1 Moo 9 2nd Road (opposite Festival Shopping Centre known for its Big C)
Closed in April 2012. Now Honey 2 Body
78/20 Moo 9 2nd Road
(next door to Festival Shopping Centre known for its Big C)
Tel: 038 361475
Review from YL, July 2012: Orange is the New Blue
Sabai Room is doing some internal renovation but business is going on as usual. It was a bit noisy during the day time when I
Now the red and blue badge cost the same at 1800 Baht. They have a new orange badge which costs 2200 Baht. The girls quality isn't really categorized according to the badge color. To me some blue girls are even better
than the orange.
News May 2008: Inflation
The all in fee is now reported variously as 1600 or 1700 Baht.
Review Feb 2007: Fantastic Soapy
It was my first time in Pattaya and I went to the Sabai Room. I had a fantastic soapy from a girl and then spent 4 days with her. No charge! so cant say that this is a bad place. Will be going again in May!
I would just like to add some positive
feedback on this establishment. I went with a group of mates on my first day in Thailand. There is a time limit of 90 minutes.
Prices: All in basic charge of 1600
Baht for a 90-120 minute session.
I've been telling all my newbie friends to avoid this pile of garbage. The girls are decent but the rooms are filthy and the waiters are downright rude! I've never been back,
missing this place is no great loss.
60/80 girls seem to start the day but numbers dwindle in the
evening Good standard, some beauties. You can sit and drink beer at tables and then select. Good Mama/Papa-san.
Super Model Spa
(Near new motorway junction)
Super Model Spa
Beach Road, corner Soi 4
Tel: 038 428-916
On the Beach Road adjacent to the Susie Massage parlor, there is a Karaoke bar called 'Susie Karaoke'. This bar is for Japanese only. But the Susie Massage parlor
right behind the bar is for everyone.
I've been to the 'Susie Massage' parlour not so long ago. And I couldn't stay away from it. I came back there again and again. One of the ladies there had an awesome-looking body. Nice tits, big nipples, slim
waist, heart-shaped full cheeky ass, and sexy long legs. And she was very nice to me too.
From a letter to Pattaya Mail newspaper:
Recently I tried to enter the Susie Karaoke. I was ushered out of the establishment and was told that
they catered to Japanese only, but I could use the body massage on the second floor."
The fishbowl is in a corner so if you sit at the
back of the bar you cant see, and the front of the bar is full of Japanese or Koreans. You need to do a bit of manouvering to get a good view to make your selection.
The girls are certainly top notch and in my opinion the rooms are far superior
than either of the 3 Sabais. It is more a massage place with full service rather than a soapy. Cant remember the prices, but no more expensive than the Sabais. If you are in Walking Street it is a good alternative to trekking uptown, give it a go its
well worth it.
700 Baht for 1.5 hour massage and only covers the basic massage
At first glance many of the massage parlours may seem less than ideal for wheelchair access with steps outside and upstairs rooms etc. However this should not be
considered as a big problem as the parlours are in the business of catering to peoples needs.
Each of the larger parlours has Mama/Papa-san who is effectively an organiser to make
sure that there are people on hand to assist customers. He will also be able to tell you which girls are will be most able to ensure a happy visit.
All the big 3 Sabai soapies will cater for couples. We were always asked after picking girls if want one room or 2.
A very nice place I usually go in Bangkok, is Akane.
They have their own price list, I usually
take the 50 minutes, 1.100 Baht, massage and BJ.
Review by SEApunter July 2010: A Quick Rinse
Package price is now 1100 Baht, rooms below average.
A quick bath (about 10 min) then right to the business , massage only
on specific request.
So basically it comes down to an expensive short time with cleaning in the bathtub instead of a shower and a rubbered BJ as a start.
Review March 2006: Few Farangs
This is my favorite Soapy of all time.
Located in Chonburi City, across from Forum Shopping Center in a small alley way.
Price: 800 baht Time: 1.5 hours Services: Soapy bath, BBBJ (some), Full service Girls:
range from 4-8's
This is the best kept soapy secret here in Chonburi. This place is not frequented by many farangs. Actually, I am the only regular and I have seen 1 other farang in there. Except for the people that I have taken there.
Definitely worth a look if you are passing through Chonburi.
Galaxy Entertainment Complex
Sukhumvit Road Bang Saen (about 30km north of Pattaya)
I'm not a great fan of body massages but thought I'd check this
place out when I was in the area. I wish I hadn't.
It's more expensive than the big Pattaya soapies, with fewer and lower quality ladies, worse rooms and bad service. This isn't a place for rich Thais. Bang Saen is the Thai equivalent of
Blackpool, full of Thais who can't afford to get to a proper beach resort. I guess Galaxy is a place for Thais who can't afford the Bangkok soapies.
There's no fishbowl, just a row of about 20 seats for the ladies. There were between 3 and 10
girls sitting down at any one time. This compares to up to 100 girls in the big Sabai places in Pattaya. There must have been about 20 Thai guys inside and the good looking ladies were gone as soon as they'd sat down.
I saw a girl I liked and the
papasan assured me she had no babies and no tattoos. I paid my 1900 baht but once we got into the room and she undressed I saw a massive tattoo on her back, one on her shoulder and one on her saggy breast. She had a flabby, stretch-marked belly and
udder-like breasts which were a total turn off. I was thinking of taking her back and complaining to the papasan but we were already in the bath and if he scammed me before I didn't fancy my chances of a refund.
So I went ahead with it but there
was no soapie or jacuzzi, just a bath, a totally lame massage on the bed then I got the rest over as quickly as possible.
The room was freezing cold as they have industrial aircon in them that can't be adjusted or even turned off. It was so cold
both I and the girl wanted to leave after 40 minutes were up (I'd paid for 90) so that was it.
You can get a better short time in soi 6 for half the price. If you want a decent soapie check out Sabai Dee for 1600 baht. Stay away from this place.
I personally think that this is the best place to go, much better than Sabailand and all the Pattaya places, the girls have no attitude and are pretty good looking.
The place opens at about 12.30
pm every day, weekdays there's not many girls until around 1.30-2.00 though.
The price is 1700 for the left side (these are the ones that may have had kids or might not be that attractive), for the right hand side (the counter) its 1900.
In general the 1900 girls are smart looking, a bit Thai style I.e. white skin, slim and narak (cute)....but there are a few big titties if you like that sort of thing.
Review 2005: A Cut Above
Galaxy Entertainment Complex in Bang Saen is a cut above the Pattaya soapies and I've not heard a bad
report from anyone who's been there. The ideal time to hit it is after a game of golf at one of the Bang Saen/Sri Racha courses around 4:00 p.m., Mon to Thu (it gets a lot of Bangkok customers Thu-Sun).
As well as the
fishbowl you have sideliners, "no-bra" girls, nightclub, karaoke lounges, restaurant, lounge etc. Cost of a sideliner last year was 1,700 Baht for 2 hours in a standard room .... add on an extra 200 Baht if you are in a group and want to share
a party room with 4 bedrooms leading off. The mamasan is a great lady, speaks excellent English and has none of the pushy tactics sometimes found in the main Pattaya soapies.
It is very much a Thai orientated place so it
helps if you have someone along with you who knows the score on how it all works. There are many places out of Pattaya & Bangkok which are not known to tourist farangs. These area are meant for Thai rich people. There you will get a real good stuff.
Galaxy Bang Sean is one of them.
Personally I wouldn't give happy world the time of day, have been there a couple of times and to be honest it was Piss poor, all the best ones get taken as soon as they walk through the door, or else they have been booked by
phone. The police raid the place on a regular basis.
Non Traditional Massage
Climax Pattaya Entertainment
Village No 5 Pattaya
3rd Road Soi 2 (near Pattaya North Rd Soi 3)
Nice rooms, comfortable atmosphere, girls range from 5-8s.
The price is 550 Baht for a 1.5 hr relaxing oil massage, but for everything beyond erotic , the lady will try to extract as much money as she can.
Lowest prices I got were
300-600-1000. All in all anything else than a cheap option, since for 1600 Baht one can also get a full soapie experience and without the annoying bargaining.
DavidT , Sep 2007: Quite a Nice Afternoon
The thaianxiety page with the Dream
Teen massage tempted me to a 1st time call in.
Nice foyer and some helpful ladies with good smiles, greetings and quite viewable knockers.
"Business very bad" said the boss lady. Then a guy from the local laundry took away about
200 used towels. How many towels per day when the business is good I am thinking.
From the menu I choose 1.5 hrs aroma/oil massage @ 550 Baht up front. No choice of ladies as they are rotating them according to poverty levels in this very low
I get to the 1st floor with help from my caretaker Noi, A nice lady who it turns out is a near neighbour!
A good massage and some + Baht for a happy ending + a small Heineken for 70 Baht.
Review from Alex, Sep 2007: Smile on My Face
Nice clean venue, friendly girls and really nice mama san opted
for 1.5 hour oil massage and was not disappointed think I paid 500 baht you have to try the balls massage out of this fricking world thought I'd died and gone to heaven.
I got stung a little for extras but left with a smile on my face so who
cares (customer satisfaction not an issue).
The customer lounge has been enlarged and completely re-decorated. We have also done up all our rooms which now all feature designer wall-paper, some are fitted with wall mirrors. The VIP room now looks like a real Oriental boudoir.
have 16 girls working in our shop; some young, some not so young; some small and some not so small.
We have lowered our prices for the low season and 1 hour of oil or lotion massage, including balls massage, is now available
at 400 baht.
Editorial: Not a Soapy
I have received and read many comments and offer the following paragraph to summarise them.
The basic massage is pretty traditional. It is not a soapy. At Dream Teen you pay for and get an hour of non-sex but erotic oil-like massage followed by a balls massage. Many people have commented that they found this
very enjoyable but several, expecting something closer to a soapy have been disappointed.
Luna Massage seems to be pitching itself as a high quality massage shop with a standard massage menu about 100
Baht higher than typical Pattaya massage shops.
For the extra the rooms are very well appointed and very clean and neat. There are private rooms as wells as the traditional curtained off cubicles, and of course shared foot massage space.
The girls are also above average with reports of a couple of cuties and also some good massage skills. The selection process is via a book of available girls rather than in person.
Extras are available but it us very much up to the girl. This includes both services and prices. The reviews so far suggest a range from average to top end gogo girl prices. Also extras are negotiated towards the end of the session, and with such
a range of availability/price then this is sure to wind up customers who prefer fair play pricing.
It is probably set to get mixed reviews, along the lines of Dream Teen, depending on how customers react to very variable outcomes on offer.
Some will enjoy and some won't.
TW Place Soi Yume (north from the Pattaya Klang Big C)
New for 2012. A smart looking massage parlour with a wide range of options.
News from PlayTime, July 2016: Extension
On 1 august a new massage and spa shop opened in soi U-mae, Pattaya klang (behind Big C Extra). Play Time Massage is the extension of My Girl
Massage.Enjoy full body oil massages in a clean environment with young, beautiful, attractive ladies who are certified for first class massage. Private rooms, large high bed, hot shower, Jacuzzi and individually controlled air-con. Open from 10 AM till
past midnight. Low price! Rates starts 400 baht per hour and have 24/7 outcall massage service
Pattaya Dragon Complex 2nd Road (Between Soi 5 & Soi 6)
Large upmarket spa & Massage from the owners of Galaxy, Lady Shadow Club, and Model Club which is hardly a recommendation. Probably targeting Asian coach tours.
The sign boasts that the venue is a bar, restaurant and massage parlour. The sign of course suggest traditional massage but the only review that I have read suggests that you 'get what you pay for' The girls waiting
out front are an attractive bunch but there are warnings that lady boys have been spotted
News August 2013: Builders
Builders are at work but it is not yet clear what is
I have been going here for over 5 years, never had a girl look bad at me when I did not offer a tip.
I believe from talking to the mamasan that it is all-inclusive, its just that business is really slow so the girls are looking for a little thank you.
Comment April 2007: Included?
It seems the consensus of opinion is that hand jobs are not included in the price and the girls
would be a little disappointed if the traditional 300 Baht were not offered
Review from Steffen, Dec 2006: Hardly Relaxing
visited Phaingirn Massage in Soi 3 today, and had a very bad experience there.
The house have buidling workers doing some changes, they where running in and out of the separate rooms, and very noisy, shouting and so on. After ½ hour I put on my
clothes and vent down to the reception and wanted some money back, but no, only a fob off.
In soi 3
there's a massage that includes the hand job in the price. They have a couple of really nice ladies, but most of them are at the best average. Only paid 500 for 2 hours of oil massage and the extra treatment. Was really shocked the first time I went
Summer 2005: Going Rate
Always a happy ending and she will shower you after. 300 Baht is the going rate for a hand job
Looked clean and slightly unusual design on the window. I was staying across the street at the LK Pavilion, so I looked at the place everyday as I walked by. Seemed quite
dead in the early afternoon but fairly busy at night. After a week I found myself with nothing to do and went in. The girls were busy upstairs but the cashier - Om - said she could give me a foot massage. This girl looked very young and said she was 18.
The foot massage was surprisingly good but she was too strong on my neck. Still better than I expected,
About halfway through a very attractive girl with an amaz9ing smile even by Thai standards came down with her client and I watched as they sat
outside for a bit. Two more girls came down stairs before I was finished with my massage. After paying, I was offered water, tea of coffee. I took a coffee and sat down next to the girl outside - Ooy. I made a joke that they should deliver to the hotel,
and she said that it was no extra cost for massage in your room in buildings on this block. I setup an appoint for her for the next night at 10pm for two hour oil. As they close at midnight, I was hoping I could turn this into a long time. We sat and
talked for a bit, she seemed to understand the US version of English better than most.
As I left I notuiced the website address on the door: samaimassage.com - I guess Serenity.com was taken - and checked it out back at the hotel. The page only
shows two massage girls, neither of which I saw while I was there. Om was listed as cashier.
Ooy showed up exactly on time - a first in Thailand I think - and proceeded to give me an excellent oil massage. I was unable to coax - or buy - her into
a long time as she explained her boyfriend was in town. No happy ending seemed forthcoming either, but I am not skilled at asking for this if it is not hinted at or expressly offered.
All in all though I was very happy with my treatment both
within and without the establishment. No happy ending, but plenty of places everywhere else for that. I enjoyed my massage and joking with the girls. I look forward to partonizing them again when I return in April.
Soi Siam Country Club
All the trimmings in a very attractive setting
Pattaya Soi 3
Oil massage for 250 baht and including handjob is 750bht is well worth it [somebody should have negotiated harder!]. Very talented staff!
Jomtien Soi 6
Extras are to be had at this shop but it is not quite such a safe bet as Yellow House next door
I had a 2 hour oil massage for 400 Baht. I must say not bad at all but had some better ones. The girl I had was great fun though. She had an offer for 330 Baht for HJ, 400 for BJ and more. Had a very pleasant stay for 2 hours.
There are a number of massage salons at soi honey inn and some of the girls can get a bit aggressive to pull you in. Just smile and give her a hug and say you pop in later. No problem.
The rooms and shower are not special and not so clean but the girls have certainly pleased several Pattaya forum members
are always happy to give extras in this shop
Review June 2007: Mentioned in Dispatches
Good reports on the Pattaya forums with
good BJs by several pretty ladies.
There are many places to go for a traditional massage for the sake
of the massage rather than sex or extras. I have pretty near zero expertise or knowledge of these venues so I will not attempt to list them apart from the following:
The Thai Blind Massage Institute (TBMI)is a well worthwhile
organisation that provides high quality and cheap massage for the customer whilst providing a job for those that would otherwise find it difficult.
Jomtien Complex 413/89 Thappraya Road
09:30 - 21:30
Tel: 038 251 851
Just 200 meters from the beach, blind men and women provide excellent, professional massage at a low price. While
enjoying their massage, customers will also be helping the blind masseurs/ses and their families. Customers are also invited to enjoy free coffee or tea in the institute’s “cozy corner”.
The Thai Blind Massage Institute has three air-conditioned
rooms and one big fan room. Privacy is secured by beautiful, hand-woven cotton curtains, made by handicapped women. The buttons are “home made” out of coconut shells.
The blind have all received thorough training in the North of Thailand (Chiang
Mai) and all have certificates showing they have successfully completed at least 300 hours of training. Many also have years of professional experience.
This place deserves your support. All the masseurs are blind and this enterprise gives them a chance to earn a living and some self respect.
When you go in, you pay for whichever massage you fancy and enter a large room with
mattresses. A sighted person brings the masseur to you and off they go. This place does not have "extras" but after an hour you can leave feeling refreshed and with the knowledge that for once on your trip your baht has done some good for a
change. So come on guys get your legs down there and give some help to some of those less fortunate than us.
I spent an hour this afternoon having my massage and it is still 120 Baht (+tip) which is pretty cheap even for pattaya. I actually paid
the more massive sum of 140 Baht (+tip)to have it done in the "air-con " room rather than the cheaper fan option. An absolute bargain.