Massage is a popular recreation in Vietnam, as in much of Asia. Our list of best massage in Saigon focuses on the tourist district. But many of the spas on our list have local regulars and well as tourists. Spas in District 1 are usually pricier than in other parts of the city, but are still cheaper than in most countries.
Vietnamese massage is considerable different from Swedish massage, and somewhat different from Thai massage. Vietnamese massage focuses on alleviating stress from the body by hitting pressure points and eliminating any muscle knots. But don’t worry if you prefer other styles of massage such as Thai, Korean, Japanese or even Swedish style massage, most of the spas on our list offer several different styles of massage.
Due the popularity of the massage spas on our list, we highly recommend that you book appointment before hand. And show up at the right time is important, as some of the spas will deduct the late time from your massage. You can usually spot the best massage spas in Vietnam by the number of South Koreans in there. Few know quality massage better than Koreans.
Note – tips are not mandatory but recommended, particularly if you were satisfied with the massage. A tip of VND 50,000 to 100,000 is considered good.
Foot Massage Quynh Nhu 137
- Address: 149 Hàm Nghi, Phường Nguyễn Thái Bình, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh City
- Hours: 10am – 11pm
- Phone Number: +84 (0) 283 915 2115
Don’t let the name fool you, they offer varety of different massage treatments including full body massage. Quynh Nhu 137 is the first massage spa on our list for a reason. We believe it offers the best value-for-money of all the places we have visited in District 1. Close to Ben Thanh Market, they have now expended to 2 additional locations in the same street.
Most popular package includes facial, head, foot and back (both massage and hot stones) for 90 minutes. All massage therapists are licensed and hold high standards in a comfortable and relaxed setting.
Temple Leaf Spa
- Address: 74/1a Hai Bà Trưng, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh City
- Hours: 10am – 11:30pm
- Phone Number: +84 (0) 286 291 3656
The Temple Leaf Spa ranks number 2 on trip advisor out of all the massage spas and parlors in Saigon. They offer wide variety of massage and spa treatments in every price range. You can get 60 minutes foot massage for VND 290,000 (USD 13) or up to 2,5 hour full body massage hot stones, and scrub for VND 1,100,000 (USD 48).
Saigon Heritage Spa & Massage club
- Address: 69 Hai Bà Trưng, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh City
- Hours: 10am – 11:30pm
- Phone Number: +84 (0) 286 684 6544
Saigon Heritage Spa is famous for providing quality massage in Saigon’s downtown area, ranking 5th on Trip Advisor’s list of highest-ranking massage spas in Saigon. Saigon Heritage Spa caters to foreigner so you can guarantee an English-speaking service. They make booking easy with Whatsapp, Halo, WeChat and Talk.
Temple Tree Spa
- Address: 17 Đông Du, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh City
- Hours: 10am – 11:30pm
- Phone Number: +84 (0) 286 682 1544
Temple Tree Spa offers massage in a nice, comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. They offer both private and open rooms and lots of choices for oils and different treatments.
- Address: 15C4 Thi Sách, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh City
- Hours: 10am – 11:30am
- Phone Number: +84 (0) 989 973 309
My Spa offers traditional Vietnamese full service spa treatment at their 2 locations in District 1. They have a good website that makes it easy to book online. My Spa also offers more traditional spa services such as facials, nails and waxing.
Golden Lotus Spa & Massage Club
- Address: 15 Thái Văn Lung, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh City
- Hours: 9am – 11pm
- Phone Number: +84 (0) 283 822 1515
Golden Lotus Spa is one of the biggest spa brands in Saigon. In addition to Golden Lotus Spa & Massage Club, Golden Lotus has 5 other facilities in the city including one that offers full Korean-style sauna.
Golden Lotus has wide variety of massage treatments and therapies, wet and dry sauna along with a jacuzzi.
Coco Care Spa
- Address: 148/9 Bùi Viện, Phường Phạm Ngũ Lão, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh City
- Hours: 10am – 10:30pm
- Phone Number: +84 (0) 898 155 820
Coco Care Spa is located in the Bui Vien backpacker area in District 1. They offer both massage as well as more traditional spa services such as facials and nails. Coco Care Spa is the perfect place to drop in after exploring the city or before going partying in Bui Vien.
Cát Mộc Spa (Cat Moc Spa)
- Address: 63 Trần Đình Xu, Cầu Kho, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh
- Hours: 9am – 10pm
- Phone Number: +84 (0) 286 295 8926
Cat Moc Spa is a high-class Japanese style massage spa close to Ben Thanh Market. Even though they market themselves as Japanese style spa, they also offer Thai and Vietnamese massages and they are one of the few places in the city offering Swedish style massage.
Disclaimer: we are not affiliated with any of the massage spas and parlors on the list.