Looking to try some local beauty salons in Myanmar? Great and, believe us, you will not regret the experience. Like other Asians, Burmese people are quite skilled at giving quality and natural beauty treatments that will leave your skin and hair glowing. While the people of Myanmar are not that much into going to spas and salons, as the people are more interested in trying natural substitutes like Thanaka and homemade shampoo, see our Top 10 Things to do and see in Myanmar. However, if you are looking for a more pampered treatment, then head to a spa and leave the rest to them.
Top 5 Must-Try Spas in Myanmar.
Now that you have decided to give a Burmese spa a try. What are the ones you should not miss during your visit? When you search around for a local spa you will find a good number of them present at different corners of the country, especially in Bagan, Mandalay and Yangon, but we do not want just any spa right? You want the best and we want you to have the best.
Following is the 5 must visit spas in Myanmar:
1. Inya Day Spa
Inya Day Spa is not like your pricey salon, but it is one of such gems that offer premium beauty treatment at reasonable rates. The spa has a beautiful interior and exterior of the stunning green garden and fish ponds. Choose one of their signature body massages that come with a complete package of body scrub, other treatment options include hot stone treatment and facials that you may find a bit costly but the Thalgo products they use are treat for your skin.
Besides, they also have a a fancy nail studio that caters to all of your manicure needs. The spa also has its very own smoothie bar that offers delicious and healthy smoothies. Especially the blueberry one as they are imported from Bangkok, definitely worth a try.
2. La Source Beauty Spa
La Source Beauty Spa is a luxurious salon and this is quite evident with the way local celebs keep coming back to it. The spa has recently changed its location and now is away from the hustle and bustle of Inya Road. The interior is excellent with magnificent chandeliers and they are planning to have their mother-of-pearl inlaid reception counter.
The treatments, especially facials, are of state-of-the-art quality with Declear Paris products and high-tech modern treatment machines. Other than facials it also offers an array of treatments including; L’Oreal Professional hair treatment and services, body wraps, waxing, pedicure and manicure and massage. The atmosphere of the spa is pleasantly peaceful and you are sure to leave you happy and satisfied.
3. Sapel Spa
Probably one of the most well-known spas in Myanmar. Sapel spa is best known for the traditional Burmese foot spa. It offers but they are well trained and skilled in providing other services also. The spa is a fresh and new addition to the Burmese beauty standards as it is located in the peaceful environment of central Chinatown. It has open seating arrangement and the staff is sufficiently trained to offer and give customer service of Western standards. The massage experts are trained by an experienced and professional masseuse that is known for teaching massage techniques for more than 25 years. Some of the service packages that cater to your head to toe body needs.
4. The spa at The Strand
Being the most glorious 5-star hotel, The Strand’s spa is no less than an amalgam of elegance, luxury and style. The spa has magnificent colonial ceilings, polished floors made of teak and is decorated with unique Burmese antique pieces. The treatment is carried out in a private room lit with candles; And a relaxing bath with rose petals and a blend of four aromatherapy massage oils and also of your choice, things cannot get any better.
The spa offers only three kinds of treatment including; Myanmar massage, traditional Asian foot spa and The Strand massage, which is a delicate blend of Eastern and Western techniques. Before starting a massage, you are asked to fill a form detailing that how do you want your massage; Deep, firm but relaxing or light. You can have a relaxing bath in their beautifully candle-lit bathroom and subtly scented bathing water scented with jasmine and rose petals.
5. The Spa Vil’age
Located near Novotel and Pyay Road, The Spa Vil’age is a newly opened salon operated by Htar Su Nyane and her political activist husband, Thet Swe Win. The spa has everything you need to rejuvenate your mind and body. And with their plans of having a healthy juice bar in the spa, things are going to be even better. The spa has not-so-luxurious interior as it has simple wooden floors. But it makes up for its modest look in their high quality beauty treatments. They offer an extensive range of treatments including facials, hair treatment and other services, body massages and treatments and expert manicures and pedicures. And what makes the spa even better is that all of these services are offered at reasonable prices.
Unlike any other spa in Yangon, where you may encounter a ‘beauty expert’ applying myriad creams and lotions while giving you a facial, The Spa Vil’age has a team of skilled beauticians that apply Decleor or Dermalogica products that are according to your skin type.
Visiting one of these spas after a long day of visiting places is a great way to detox and rejuvenate. Do you know of any other spas offering premium services? Please let us know in your comments.