Thaichi Thai Royal Traditional Massage
69-1, 69-2, TaichungGang Rd, Sec 2
(next to Geant Shopping Center)
The high-profile Thaichi Thai Royal Traditional Massage opened recently after an entire year's worth of planning and an investment of NT$30 million. The result is a high-quality massage paradise of sorts. The masseuses are professionally trained and carefully chosen, and the top-notch atmosphere offers a good place for unwinding while taking care of your body and health. However, don't let the decorations fool you into thinking a visit will put a big hole in your pocket. For NT$1,000 per hour, you get to enjoy a complete Thai traditional massage session, or pay NT$1,800 for a two-hour session that includes not only the traditional massage, but also Indian-style passive yoga, and a combination of fingertip and oil massages that the Chinese believe help revive the joints within your body. Overall, Thaichi and its staff aim to give customers a royal-style massage experience. --By Niang Chen, translated by Ann Lee
A. Prior to your massage session, the masseuse will let you soak your feet in warm water for 20 minutes. They clean, exfoliate and wipe your feet dry, and spray essential oils on them to help you relax. While you are preparing for the start of your massage session, the staff will serve you a bowl of bird's nest drink for a truly palace-like experience.
B. With a private, comfortable setting, you can enjoy your massage session individually, or with two to three friends at the same time. There are a total of 30 massage rooms, each decorated in a different theme. A cup of healthy herbal tea also adds to the enjoyment. From a designated parking lot, you can go directly to their Royal VIP Room (NT$2,000 for 2 hours).