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Where can I get a good massage in Hanoi?

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Massages in Hanoi range from very cheap and cheerful foot massages through to high-end luxury spas, where you’ll pay nearly $100 for just an hour of pampering. The choice can be overwhelming but here’s a selection of places we think are worth checking out.

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Our top pick by a long shot is over West Lake way: Yakushi. This is a no-nonsense traditional spot where the focus is on health and healing rather than frills and flowers. Yakushi is popular with expats for a reason: it’s clean, friendly, well priced, and the massages are fantastic. We've tried and tested the hot stone and shiatsu massages, but also offered are Swedish, aromatherapy, acupressure with oil and lymphatic drainage. A Swedish one-hour massage costs 250,000 dong, hot stone is 270,000 dong and the rest are 290,000 dong, with clear signs asking that you do not tip staff.

Yakushi should be your first pick for a great massage in Hanoi. Photo taken in or around Where can I get a good massage in Hanoi?, Hanoi, Vietnam by Samantha Brown.

Yakushi should be your first pick for a great massage in Hanoi. Photo: Samantha Brown

If you have time and want to float rather than walk out, add in a facial, starting at 350,000 dong for 75 minutes. Book well in advance, especially for evenings and weekends. They are responsive to emails if you don’t have a phone to hand. The centre is located down an alley off Xuan Dieu Street just near Saint Honore—don't mistake the different spa on the main ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 700 words.)

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