Does anyone have suggestions on a place to go for cheap and good massages while vacationing in Phuket?
Whereabouts in Phuket?
In the major tourist areas such as Patong, Karon, Rawai you will find dozens, scores (even hundreds in Patong) of these places. Just wander around. Pick a place that attracts you, where the staff are smartly dressed and polite. Ask to examine the facilities and make sure that they have a proper shower.
We will be in patong. Any recommendations on actual places to go? Where someone has experienced getting a massage?
As Kuhn Bill says, they are everywhere and all pretty much deliver the same service. Don't overthink it. Your hotel will most likely also offer massages. If you are after the full spa treatment try somewhere like "Lets Relax". Mrs Magpie & I have been there a couple of times and we liked it although I notice the reviews are mixed.
have a wander along Rat U Thit road , see a pretty girl and go for it
They are everywhere. I cant remember the name of the place I prefered but it was at the end of the alleyway next to the Gracelands resort in Patong maybe the Athena something like that. I tried several in that alleyway and they were all pretty good and all around 300 to 400 thb an hour. In Patong the standard uniform for legit massage places seems to be jeans and polo shirt. But I noticed the closer you got to Bangla rd the dress became alot more revealing. I have reason to suspect thats a different kind of massage.
Go to the mall junceylon. Below at the basement level are all the massages and spas to choose from! Clean and reasonably priced