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Jan 27, 2020
Written By Kirsten Muolic

Laos is a mecca for all things outdoorsy and adventurous. Between hiking to epic viewpoints, cycling along the rivers, and venturing to cascading waterfalls, you’ll probably want to get some TLC in. Luckily, the lovely UNESCO World Heritage Town of Luang Prabang has quite a selection of spas so you can indulge and properly pamper yourself after a day of exploring. Check out our favorite spots to get massages in Luang Prabang, along with other ways to treat yourself!

 

Massages in Luang Prabang

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Traditional Lao Massage

When in Luang Prabang, be sure to try a traditional Lao massage! This technique involves rhythmically putting pressure on the energy lines of the body, with the masseur using their thumbs and body weight. Traditional Lao massages are said to alleviate tension, clear energy blockages, and improve blood circulation. When getting body massages, they will typically give you a change of loose clothing to wear. Unless specified, Lao massages will not use oils or creams.

If you’re feeling sore or achey, a Lao massage is an ideal way to ease the pain. Though not quite as aggressive as Thai massage, Lao massages can still be a tad bit painful, as a lot of pressure is applied to your body.

 

Massages in Luang Prabang

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Foot Reflexology in Laos

Like many Asian countries, reflexology is prominent in Laos. Based on the belief that the feet are “mirrors” of the body, pressure is applied to specific parts of the feet, which are connected to different areas and organs of the body. This pressure is meant to clear blocked energy and even alleviate some ailments. Other benefits of reflexology include stress relief, improved digestion, a boosted immune system, and increased circulation.

 

Foot Reflexology

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Where to get a massage in Luang Prabang on a budget

While there are plenty of boujee spots to get pampered at, there are also numerous affordable spas where you can get just as good of a massage. The following spas are all located right in the center of Luang Prabang and have 60 minute massages starting at 60,000 kip (or around $6.75 USD).

 

 

Silver Naga Spa And Beauty

We’re back to basics over here, but simplicity wins. Choose between a traditional Lao massage, a head and neck massage, back and shoulder massage, or foot reflexology for 60, 90 or 120 minutes. They put the pressure on, but are sure to ask you if you’re comfortable to ensure you have a relaxing massage.

Location: Sakkaline Road, Luang Prabang — VIEW MAP

Contact: +856 20 96 363 554

Hours: Daily from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

 

 

Zen Spa

Located between two of our favorite restaurants, Bouang and Tangor, Zen Spa is the perfect place to get a late night foot massage. This clean and comfortable spa offers traditional Lao massages, head and neck massages, back and shoulder massages, and foot reflexology, starting from 60,000 kip. There are a row of chairs downstairs looking out onto the main street of Luang Prabang where you can get your feet rubbed down after a long day of exploring. If you prefer a body massage, you’ll be brought upstairs where there are curtains partitioning off floor cushions. 

Location: Sisavangvong Road, Luang Prabang — VIEW MAP

Contact: +856 20 55 255 288

Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

 

Massages in Luang Prabang

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L’ Hibiscus Massage & Spa

Like the previous spas, L’ Hibiscus is basic, but efficient. Offering private rooms when opting for a body massage, you get a bit more privacy here for the same price. L’Hibiscus offers a few more treatments, including aromatherapy, hot stone, hot compress, and more!

Location: Sakkaline Rd, Luang Prabang —  VIEW MAP

Contact: +856 30 96 35 079

Hours: Daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 

 

Luxurious Spas and Massages in Luang Prabang

If you’re looking to splurge a bit, check out one of these incredible spas. And when we say “splurge”, we’re talking 3.5 hour spa packages for barely over $100 USD. Take this opportunity to have a proper spa day without breaking the bank. These spas have it all; couples massages, rejuvenating facials, mani-pedis, and more!

 

Le Spa at Sofitel Luang Prabang

Rejuvenate your mind, body and soul at this lavish spa. Using natural and organic products, these treatments are combined with ancient Lao healing techniques to give you a rich, authentic experience. The facilities here are top notch, with all the luxuries you’d expect from a 5 star hotel. Massages start at $50 USD and other treatments are available including facials, body wraps, body scrubs, manicures, pedicures, meditation and reiki. As a bonus, Le Spa also offers waxing services at affordable prices, starting at $20 USD.

Location: VIEW MAP

Contact: +856 71 260 777 | Website

Hours: Daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 

 

Spa Burasari at Burasari Heritage

Situated right on the Nam Khan River, the spa at Burasari Heritage is an oasis in the center of Luang Prabang. Every treatment begins with a “Purification Ritual”, which helps improve blood circulation and prepares you for your massage. Burasari has numerous unique treatments — Healing Moon Hot Stone Therapy (using warm lava rocks to relieve tension), Coconut & Rice Scrub, Reflexology with Ginger Zinger (intense foot massage followed by a warm spice wrap to draw out the toxins from your legs and feet), Anti-Aging Facial, and more. Massages and nail care services start at $27, and waxing treatments start at $23.

Location: VIEW MAP

Contact: +856 71 213 331 | Website

Hours: Daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

 

 

How to get to Luang Prabang

The most common ways to get to Luang Prabang is by slow boat, plane, or overnight bus. If you’re coming from Hanoi, you can take the famous 27-ish hour bus ride to Luang Prabang. Otherwise, you can fly for a pretty penny. If you’re coming from Chiang Mai, flying is also an option, but many opt for the slow boat down the Mekong. For more information, read our Luang Prabang Backpacker Guide.

 

Luang Prabang

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Where to Stay in Luang Prabang

If you’re looking for a social atmosphere with regular events and tours, check out Mad Monkey Luang Prabang. Meet travelers from around the world and discover the best Luang Prabang has to offer on our tours. Book your epic stay here!

 

Mad Monkey Luang Prabang

Mad Monkey Luang Prabang © Courtesy of Kirsten Muolic/Mad Monkey

 

 

More information on spas and massages in Luang Prabang

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Kirsten is the marketing manager for Mad Monkey. When she's not working, you can find her doing yoga while Netflix binging. Or more so just the latter.

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