Tuesday, December 2, 2014

If you want to relax in Yangon...

...go to a day spa or a beauty salon. There are plenty of them scattered around the city. Below you will find more information about two places I really like.

The first one is called Genky and has two locations in Yangon one of which is in downtown. Genky is not a spa but a physiotherapy clinic which offers massages. The massage rooms are clean and simple. All the masseurs are blind and it is a concept which comes from Japan. The place was established as a Japan-Myanmar Clinic (they also sell the Meso soap there, on which I wrote in a previous post) in order to provide training and employment for the blind community of the city. At the entrance you have a picture of each one of the staff, each having a number (a bit strange), with a short CV. The therapists are all very well trained, and you will get a professional massage for a very convenient price.

Book a massage after a few hours of sightseeing. During the weekend it gets crowded but on the weekdays you just enter, relax in a comfy chair enjoying a foot massage or you lay down on a massage table to have your back treated.

Address: 285, Bo Aung Kyaw Road (middle block)
Kyauktada Township
Tel: 098 615036 (make a reservation if you will visit during the weekend)
Opens daily: 9am to 9pm

The other place is a beauty salon and it is located in Golden Valley (Bagan Township). It is called California Skin Spa and they are using the Dermatologica skin products from the US (which you can also buy there). This is the place to get pampered!

The things I like most about the place are the professional and very nice staff and, of course, the 50% reductions on all treatments on Wednesdays! Without these reductions the treatments are less attractive, with a facial costing around 70 USD and a body scrub 50 USD.  Their facials last for more than an hour, are tailored to every skin type and leave your skin looking fresher and well hydrated

Try it once and you will return! 

California Skin Spa 
32B, Inya Myaing Road
Bahan Township,
Tel: + 95 1 535097, +95 1 501295 (always make a reservation and it is better to pay in USD)
Opens daily: 9am to 9pm

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