Best Massage in JB: 10 Massage Places for Your Next Wellness Holiday

10 Best Massage Places in Johor Bahru, From Thai Spas to Chinese Traditional

Expect rejuvenation at its finest.

Is this your first time visiting Johor Bahru? If yes, you should know there’s more to this urban travellers’ paradise than Legoland, glitzy malls, and a great food scene. We’re talking about something you should experience and feel, not just to revitalise your body but also to revitalise your soul. And that’s something the best massage in JB can do!

FYI, the massage places here are a must-visit thanks to their unique Thai and Chinese traditional techniques. Plus, the massage rates are relatively cheaper than those in Singapore and very much affordable among the locals, too. So, read on to learn more about the top massage places in JB.

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Where to find the best massage in JB to pamper your body

1. Thai Imperial

Taking a break after a round of shopping spree in JB? Loosen up a bit with this authentic Thai massage experience at Thai Imperial. Expect a welcoming and soothing environment as soon as you walk in before choosing the massage of your liking.

Some of the massage services offered here include Thai foot massage, Thai aromatherapy oil massage, sports massage, foot and shoulder massage, as well as scrub. The one that stands out the most is the Thai herbal ball (ba kup) massage that helps relieve muscle soreness and menstrual pain. Definitely a unique Thai massage in JB that you should experience!

Plus, if your meridians need mending, the masseuses (all well-trained and certified in Thai massage schools) are ready to perform acupressure wherever they need to be. Psst, don’t forget to take a sip of free cooling tea after your massage session! 

2. JB Thai Spa

JB Thai Spa is another go-to spa in Johor Bahru you should definitely check out. Imagine having a full-body aromatherapy massage after a long day of exploring the city; what’s more, when the space is clean and comfortable — heaven! You can even upgrade to a private room for privacy for you and your partner. Hands down the best massage JB has to offer when it comes to customers’ needs and wants.

If that’s not enough, the spa sauna and jacuzzi are always there to welcome you. Another pampering service worth trying is their quality facial services. We assure you that only experienced massage therapists will attend to you here!  

3. Thai Odyssey

Thai Odyssey is another renowned spa in Johor Bahru that specialises in Thai massage. FYI, it has six outlets in JB alone, of which every outlet nestles within a mall. Some popular branches are the ones at AEON Mall Bukit Indah, Holiday Villa JBCC, and JB City Square

One of the worth-trying services here is Thai Herbal Therapy, which uses a heated herbal poultice (luk pra kob). It’s made of several herbs — including lemongrass, tamarind, turmeric, and kaffir lime — that aid in relieving stress and blood circulation. 

For a more rejuvenating experience, we recommend The Ultimate Thai Odyssey service, which includes various treatments from the foot to full body treatment. Plus, you’ll enjoy this package’s refreshing milk bath session that will leave your skin feeling silky smooth. Talk about the Thai massage in JB that will do justice to all spa-goers out there!

4. Kaki-Kaki Reflexology

Looking for a wellness centre that offers both Chinese and Thai massages? Make your way to Kaki-Kaki Reflexology at Plaza Sentosa. Heads up, you’re in for a unique massage experience as soon as you enter this centre as the trained masseuses will tailor a procedure based on your needs. We assure you that this place has the best massage JB has to offer when it comes to customers’ satisfaction and comfort.

Apart from that, look forward to their quality aromatherapy massage and acupuncture service that will help relax and soothe your muscle pains. FYI, once you pay for a massage service, you’ll be getting unlimited access to their jacuzzi, sauna, steam rooms, and tasty meals from their buffet area. 

5. Family Thai Spa

When we talk about the best massage JB puts forward, Family Thai Spa will always make it to the top of the list. It is the go-to place for family, couples, and friends to unwind during their holiday in the city. This garden-themed wellness centre offers a full-body aromatherapy massage session that is nothing short of refreshing and relieving. 

Plus, it has a luxurious bath fit for four — perfect for taking a dip with your family or friends after a relaxing massage session. Couples can also enjoy a money-saving offer or two that lets the both of you bond over an extended massage session by experienced masseuses. Hands down the most convenient family and couple spa in JB. 

6. Bangkok Spa

For an authentic Thai massage, head to Bangkok Spa, an eight-minute drive from KSL City Mall What sets it apart from other massage places is the complimentary transportation services it offers. We’re talking free two-way transportation service from various hotspots in JB.

This spa’s classy and serene decor exudes a relaxing ambience for everyone. Their recommended services include traditional Thai massages and whole-body and foot massages that can last up to 90 minutes based on your chosen variation. 

What’s that? Want some privacy with your partner? Treat yourself to their VIP rooms, complete with saunas and jacuzzis, for an ultimate relaxation experience with your loved one. Undoubtedly a must-visit couple spa in JB you should take your sweetheart to!

7. Soul Asia

Tucked away in Taman Nusa Bestari is Soul Asia. This spa aims to provide the best massage in JB with the same benefits as doing yoga — without having to do it yourself. Plus, it’s a great retreat for those working long hours, as they are open until midnight. Cool, isn’t it? 

Here, you can opt for foot, half-body, or traditional Thai massage that will help to clear your mind, lift your mood, and improve your posture. Or better yet, go for the 120-minute conventional Thai and Thai aroma massages for the best rejuvenation.

And guess what? You can enjoy discounts and vouchers (for birthdays and meals at Soul Thai restaurant) as well as free additional massages when you become a member of Soul Asia! 

8. SQ Massage & Nails

Knackered your legs walking around KSL City Mall for hours? Let loose at SQ Massage & Nails on the mall’s ground floor. Here, you can easily get a quality foot reflexology that puts acupressure to use in order to improve blood flexibility. For a more relaxing experience, go for a full body service that features their signature massage with baby oil.

For those suffering from stiff muscles and neck pain, try out their shoulder-cupping service to encourage blood flow. You can also go for shoulder-scraping, whereby a traditional Chinese medical treatment called gun sha (scraping) is applied to remove unhealthy elements from injured areas. 

Undoubtedly the best massage JB brings to the table when it comes to Chinese traditional acupressure and cupping. Make sure to pamper yourself with a lovely mani-pedi session to top off your visit to this wonderful massage place! 

9. D Paradise Wellness Sdn Bhd

Looking for the best massage JB has in store for that authentic Chinese traditional rubdown? Mount Austin’s D Paradise Wellness is the answer. Some of the recommended services include the lymphatic massage, chiropractic massage, and ear cleaning. 

FYI, this place specialises in deep tissue massage that still uses Chinese methods in massaging. Most top reviews praise the masseuses for their accurately placed acupuncture and top-notch finger pressure.

The nicely lit interior and patches of greenery at every nook and corner really give customers a luxurious yet tranquil vibe. Psst — the internet here is also super fast! So, worry not about having trouble uploading your best moments to the ’Gram live from the parlour.

10. D Heaven Refleksology Sdn Bhd

Another notable place that specialises in Chinese deep tissue massage is D Heaven Refleksology that’s also located in Mount Austin. If you’re looking for a service that will take good care of your feet, their foot care treatment that includes a foot scrub and candling (and free ginger hyperthermia!) will do the trick.

For the foot and body package, you can pair your foot treatment with either back scraping, body scrub, ear candling, or sea salt hot compress. Having trouble with your meridian? Their reliable meridian health massage, which can go up to 120 minutes, will do you wonders!

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And that concludes our list of places for the best massage in JB that you should definitely add to your itinerary. So, book your therapeutic massage now and you’ll be up for a rejuvenating and affordable wellness retreat!

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Izzati Haron
Izzati Haron

Izzati is an author to two poem anthologies, a slam poet wannabe, and a full-time nanny to her kitties. She loves dreaming about traveling the world just like most protagonists in the movies, but more often than not, her bank account only permits her to travel to her backyard.