Today, I decided to treat myself to a Thai massage. Not only did I have a pretty tough upper body workout yesterday and was really sore, but I’ve been running around all week, and most importantly… because I just won a new client! Hooray! More details on that later but it’s a completely modernized coupon comparison site called Chippmunk and is going to be HUGE.
So, after trying out two different massage places in my neighborhood, the first of which was a really embarrassing experience, I figured I’d give King Thai – La Perle d’Or a try. For 50 euros, I got a traditional Thai massage that wasn’t like any other massages I’ve had in the past – and I get a lot of massages. At one point I was about to tell the lady “un peu doucement svp”, until I opened my eyes and realized she was walking on my legs and back! For the record, she was tiny, thank goodness. They gave me a carte de la fidélité that’ll allow me to have an hour-long massage at the rate of 50 euros any time I go, and I’m definitely going to be using it. For the record, all their masseuses are Thai and licensed (in Thailand anyway).
King Thai La Perle d’Or
119 rue Cardinet
Tél: 01 42 67 57 54
**And here’s a link to the massage menu.
**Update on November 2013: I returned two more times to King Thai La Perle d’Or and I no longer recommend them. Although the Thai massage is good, the one-hour massages are really only like 45 minutes long. They consistently start late and then end early. When I asked the front desk about this, they said oh – well, we give you five minutes to undress, and five minutes to get dressed within the hour. Well – even if that were the case, the last two times I received massages here, I still didn’t receive 50 minutes’ worth. Don’t go!