Massages are one of the best things you can reward yourself with. And they don’t always have to be expensive — just look across the Causeway for some affordable options. Below, the best massage places in JB for some rest and relax:
1. Bangkok Spa
Need a fuss free experience where you don’t have to worry about planning transport in JB? Bangkok Spa’s got that part covered. Just plan your commute to cross the Causeway and they’ll pick you up from wherever you are in JB via their free two-way transport service. All you have to do is make arrangements with them before heading down and you can enjoy traditional full body Thai massages.
2. Spa Manja
For a truly cathartic experience, check out Spa Manja. Here, apart from getting massages, you can opt for other relaxing treatments like ear cleaning and candling done concurrently with your massage. How’s that for relaxing? Spa Manja also specialises in Javanese massages, which is especially good for muscle soreness and back pain due to kneading and hot stone treatments. Further elevate your experience with the spa’s garden-like setting. Zen mode on!
Location: 162, Jalan Dato Sulaiman, Taman Abad, 80250 Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Opening hours: 11am-11pm
Prices: From RM98/hour
3. SQ Massage & Nails
For a fuss-free and convenient option, SQ Massage & Nails is the place. Located at Level 1 of KSL Mall, this reflexology establishment is one of the more popular massage places in JB. Choose from traditional body massages, foot massages, cupping and more.. However, you might have to sacrifice a little privacy here as the massage rooms and chairs are placed quite closely to one another. That said, don’t let that deter you from visiting SQ, especially if you’re looking for a quick go-to treatment.
Location: City Square, M2-27, Level 2, Jalan Wong Ah Fook, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Opening hours: 10am-10pm
Price: From RM72/hr
4. Wang Zu Bu Luo
At Wang Zu Bu Luo, apart from getting conventional food and shoulder massages, you may also opt for TCM therapies like Neck and Spine Conditioning and Korean Aromatherapy and Jade Aromatherapy. They also have private rooms for couples, so if you’re looking for a nice massage place to go to with your partner, this is it. Additionally, spend above 128RM to enjoy a free Nano Sauna session and even a free buffet! Complimentary transportation is provided to and from Malaysia customs, and free valet parking is available for those who drive as well.
Location: 38, Jalan Serampang, Taman Tebrau Jaya, 80400 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Opening hours: 12pm-2am
Price: From RM128/90 minutes
5. Thai Imperial
Experience an authentic Thai massage at Thai imperial, right from their treatments to masseuses who are hired directly from Thailand. Choose between Thai oil massages and foot massages as well as an herbal ball treatment to — perfect for boosting blood circulation for all those long hours in the office. In addition, they also use carefully selected essential oils like Lavender and Tea Rose meant to reduce stress.
Location: 217 Jalan Dato Sulaiman, Taman Abad, 80250 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia | 70, Jalan Serampang, Taman Pelangi, 80400 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Opening hours: 12pm-2am
Now that you’ve got all these great places to choose from, the next step would be to plan your transportation. Skip the stress from queueing at immigration and travel comfortably with Aggrate Shaufer Travel & Transport service instead! With their door-to-door service, you don’t have to worry about waking up in the wee hours of the morning just to catch the bus.