Body Massage in Gangtok Sikkim

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Want to have a body massage in Gangtok near M. G. Marg, thankfully there is a place. Actually it is nice to know about a massage option in Gangtok other than Hotel Mayfair located near Ranipool a little outside of Gangtok. There are some problems with Hotel Mayfair. One, it takes INR 300 to 400 one-way to get there from Gangtok by taxi. So if you are not staying at Mayfair, it proves a little cumbersome. Two, their prices are really high. That is why, having an affordable massage service close to M. G. Marg sounds like a blessing, sometimes even too good to be true. I got to visit the "Summit Spa" at Hotel Ttakshang Residency (Kazi Road, near M. G. Marg) because with my two nights booking at the hotel, a one-hour body massage came complimentary. That was in the March of 2013. Later, I went to this spa again in 2014 even though I was staying in a different hotel. The "spa" is as basic as it gets. They do not even have shower facilities. But the quality of the massage is excellent. The masseuses are girls from Bhutan who have got their training by working in reputed massage joints in Bhutan. Keep reading...

Hotel Ttakshang Residency Kazi Road Gangtok

The Spa

Summit Spa Lobby in Hotel Ttakshang Residency Kazi Road Gangtok

Foot Massage at Summit Spa Hotel Ttakshang Residency Kazi Road Gangtok

There are three or four cabins for body massage and a single sofa chair for foot massage. The foot massage chair is really comfortable but the beds in the cabins are not so professional. The head-rest, which is actually a hole for resting your face while getting the back massage, is a little too big for comfort. See the table picture below.

Massage Bed Summit Spa Hotel Ttakshang Residency Kazi Road Gangtok

Apart from that, the cabins are OK, heated with electrical heaters kept next to the bed, and curtain at the doors. They offer a choice of oil to be used for body massage. One can choose from Stress Buster, Pain Reliever, Energizer, Romantic, Sensual, etc., but I am not sure how many of these are available at a given point of time.

Massage Menu

The following services are offered:
  • Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Balinese Massage
  • Aroma Massage
  • Anti Stress Back Treatment
  • Trekkers Massage
All the above treatments cost INR 2500 for 60 minutes and 3000 for 90 mniutes
  • Signature Massage (4-hands massage)
Possible only when two masseuses are available, this massage costs INR 3000 for 60 minutes.

There are cheaper options too:
  • Face Clean-up: INR 400
  • Foot Massage: INR 700 for 40 minutes
  • Head & Shoulder: INR 700 for 40 minutes
  • Back Massage" INR 800 for 30 minutes
12.36% Service Tax and 10% Service Charge are added to the bill. Technically speaking, there is no need to leave a tip after the massage

Massage Quality

The massage girls are quite sincere and work very hard to give a good massage. Advance reservation is possible and is recommended. Call: 08388877888. This is a central reservation number for Summit Spa group which operates spa services at Darjeeling, Pelling, Kalimpong, Siliguri, Bagdogra, and Gangtok. Its worth a do.

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