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Directions: Go down Ngo 5, take a right and it's the first building on your right.Phone: (04)3 773 9919
3 Nguyen Du, Hai Bà Trưng, Hanoi
“I wish I had found this place years ago, back before I spent many thousands on fillings and root canals(in Austaralia) that have since started falling out. I went here for the first time after chomping on a bone/stone in a bowl of pho, losing two fillings. I was in a fair bit of pain, I had lef...”
This was the best massage I had in a long while ,the masseur was very professional and the envirment very relaxing .
I would sugget that you book before you go though, this place is very popular.
Now, after reading all of the comments on Omamori Spa, I decided to go there with my Girlfriend.
Before reading on: This might contain some "Spoilers" of what is going to happen once you come in. And it is a long 100% positive post. So dont look here if you want to read something bad! :)
We had a little difficulty with finding the place, as it is in a very small alley behind a café. But after asking a few locals, we found the place.
It was a rainy day, and the a young girl offered to take our bike inside, to not get it too wet.
We came inside and was served a (very nice) cup of tea. She then asked us shortly who we were and what we did in hanoi. She really took her time with us. Which was nice, as we did come for a massage, but we felt so welcome and safe.
She asked if we had any pain in our body, or if there were some areas that they wanted us to focus on. Then finally after 10 minutes she showed us their services. Money was not mentioned at any point, it was purely describing what their services were. (Swedish massage, body, feet or Omamori special massage)
We chose the Omamori Special massage. I myself have tried A LOT of massages throughout the world, but never heard of this one.
We went afterwards into a small room, where we could lock up our personal belongings. Then as something different, we were given a light brown pyjamas looking set to take on. This was to be kept on untill we came to the maseuse.
FYI: I am a guy who weights 130 KG, I could fit in the pyjamas set, so everyone can! (A little tight on the pants)(Ladies must take off their bra's under the cover fyi.)
We then were guided into a very calm room with 2 young people standing at the foot of the massage table. They were looking straight out in the air, almost like soldiers standing straight in line!. It was here that it came to my mind that they were blind.
I was told to take my pyjamas shirt off, and lie on the bench. I kept the pants on through out the whole 90 minutes. This did not hinder the massage at all.
Once finished, we were told to take our time, and relax untill we feel ready to stand up and get dressed again. After this, we went out and sat with the young lady again to have a "how-was-it" talk.
The prices were the following (Omamori Massage only):
60 Minutes: 150.000 VND*
75 Minutes: 180.000 VND*
90 Minutes: 200.000 VND*
*(Prices are from 18/04/2014, meaning I cannot know if they change the prices)
NB: The first time you come to the place, you get a 50.000 VND discount. After that you pay the full price.
So, How was it?:
Let me make it short - I have been to over 20 massage clinics throughout the world. Paid over $150 USD for some of the more expensive ones. Big guys, to small ladies. All sorts of strength.
And it is with 100% honesty, when I tell you this....
Never in my life, have I experienced such a plesant/comforting/relaxing/amazing experience. Mr. Ha who was my masseuse showed me what REAL massage is about. He truly cares for your experience, and not about the money.
In the end, it is important to say that this is a "NO-TIPPING-CLINIC". Please understand this:
90% of the spa's in Hanoi, the actual people who give you massage get 0% of the price you pay to get the massage. They live only on the tips you give them. I have heard a lot of people get annoyed that they had to pay tips as well as the normal price when they went to spa's. Remember this next time. The manager takes 100% for himself, and the working people only get the tips.
This is what Omamori would like to get rid of. Therefor it is NOT ALLOWED to tip the people there. They get a normal salary, while some of the money also go to help the blind young people in Hanoi.
To all of you out there, who countless of times have tried to find THE place to get massages.... Omamori Spa is the place you want to go.. I can only speak for myself, but I doubt I will find a better place to get massages in the near future.
I think I went a little over my head, when I wanted to give a "few" nice words on my way out of the door.
But I hope you all now are certain that you would like to check out this place. Help the blind youth, and get the best massage you will get in a very long time!
Thank you Omamori spa for this fantastic experience!
Friendly place with good service. Felt very welcomed and most spoke English. Finally, I don't have to travel all the way to Tay Ho for this kind of massage. Wish the place could be a little bigger. Overall, it was a great experience and not so expensive.
My husband and I were on holiday in Hanoi and had a 90min massage here on two occasions.This was the best massage we have ever had and we have had many in many countries.It is a very professionally run spa no chatter between massuers no tipping.It would be worth coming to Hanoi just for this and it is also good to be supporting such a worthwhile cause.
Very good massage overall especially for 150k vnd for 60min. Clean place, quiet and i didn't need to book.
I don't put 5 stars because i asked to focus on some pain in the arms but the masseur didn't focus that much.
It is not within the center or west lake but certainly worse a trip there.
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