1) Chow Yang Reflexology
This is probably the most popular massage centre in Bangsar. Their staff are local or from either Myanmar or Thailand. You need a high pain threshold to enjoy their foot massage; you might find it enjoyable if you prefer the strong kind of massage. I only tried their food and shoulder; unfortunately my neck ached more the next day and I never tried it again.
This is a popular massage chain and the staff are China nationals, so communication is difficult. However the staff are polite, plus they have a variety of rooms (private and sharing). I got a young female masseuse during my 1st experience; she wasn't very strong and didn't get all the aches out. The 2nd time I tried the traditional body massage and the masseuse was STRONG! Check out their happy hour deals :)
Very affordable and simple, the staff are from East Malaysia and they can communicate in English, so win! I've only tried foot massage here but I don't think I'll try body massage because I saw the massage chairs and I'm not a fan of that. Considering its strategic location in Telawi, there is no end to shuffling of tired feet in and happy feet out!
There *used to be 2 branches of this Thai massage chain in Bangsar: Jalan Telawi (opposite Restoran Nasi Kandar Pelita) and Bangsar Village II. I've been to both and I prefer the BV II outlet because its quieter but the services and the quality is the same for both. Their strong point is the traditional Thai massage; during the foot massage, they use a rod to press points on the feet and I prefer the human touch. It may be a bit pricey but the quality is guaranteed.
I bought Groupon for 1.5 hr aromatherapy. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience: staff was friendly and attentive. The downside was they pushed other packages (buy 12 sessions for the price of 8, no expiry date, etc) and I hate turning people down. Unfortunately they do not provide foot massage! See their site, they have many outlets and I highly recommend the hot stone massage -- super relaxing and they often have promotional offers!
6) Zouk Spa
*Update: shut down
See my review here.
8) Serenity Telawi
The Thai Odyssey branch located opposite Nasi Kandar Pelita has been replaced by Serenity, another Thai massage outlet. While the ambiance is not as polished as Thai Odyssey, the price of the treatments are far more attractive and the quality is just as good. The therapist communicated well with me to know the areas to focus on and boy did she work the kinks out! Check out their Facebook page for more info.
*Update from previous
Share your thoughts/experience; do suggest other places nearby for me to consider!Extra Note:
Aura Wellness is apparently only for male customers but the receptionist refused to elaborate on their services and kept pressing the door opening switch to send me out. Screams dodgy to me. If anyone has been there, do let me know on their services.