Khmer Massage

A great way to unwind after a day of temple trekking or sightseeing in the Kingdom.

Khmer massage is sure to soon become a byword for indulgence and relaxation. Less dynamic than its Thai counterpart but no less relaxing, traditional massage often follows application of herbal compresses designed to relieve aches and bruises. Massage treatments consist of firm ‘kneading’ into the muscles and along energy lines, with minimal passive stretching.

The technique has been around for hundreds of years, and today a select number in major hubs purvey excellence and consistency of service:

Siem Reap

Bodia Spa

(Above U-Care, Old Market Area)

A haven of time space and comfort where the professional therapist’s aim is to rebalance your body, mind, and emotional harmony. The spa uses only 100% natural products.

Kaya Spa

(Pi Thnou Street)

The ultimate body-and-mind relaxation. High quality massages and special treatments by professional therapists.

Sokkhak Spa

(Soksan St)

Stimulate your senses to boost your body and motivate your mind using essential oils from plants, flowers, seeds and leaves. Five essential oils; specifically formulated to combat individual complaints.

Phnom Penh

Bodia Spa

(Corner of St 178 and Sothearos Blvd)

A haven of time space and comfort where the professional therapist’s aim is to rebalance your body, mind, and emotional harmony. The spa uses only 100% natural products.

Champei Spa

(38, St 57)

A spacious sanctuary of serenity and rejuvenation, thoughtfully designed to give everyone the utmost relaxation, attention and care. Massage, physical therapy and beauty care by experts.

SÂMATA Health & Wellness Studio

(54, St 306)

Highly skilled massage and spa therapy – 100% natural aromatherapy products to help you relax and rejuvenate. Owned and managed by French Certified Massage Therapist & Physiotherapist.

Guide to visiting

  • Cambodian culture is traditionally conservative, which can apply to spa treatments too – if you remove clothes before massage or other treatments, be sure it is at a level that both you and the therapist are comfortable with. Loose fitting pyjamas and/or towels are often provided for modesty.
  • Don’t be shy to ask for more or less pressure, or a change in room temperature or music if this will help you to relax. Most outlets will ensure you comfort by enquiring but others may have a “no news is good news” attitude towards these things.
  • Be sure to leave plenty of time for treatments and try to refrain from drinking alcohol beforehand- dropping into a spa after a long day of sightseeing via your lodgings for a shower and change, before moving onto drinks is ideal.