Getting a Thai massage is always near the top of the list of things friends and family want to do when they come to see us in Thailand and whenever we have visitors I use it as a good excuse to indulge in one of my favorite activities, too. One of the reasons people love getting massages here -- they are really, really inexpensive. If you go to a five star hotel's spa, you will pay close to what you'd pay at home, but if you stop into one of the country's many stand-alone spas, you'll pay a fraction of what you would back home. Clean, nicely decorated spas with good technicians usually charge around 700 baht for a 90 minute massage. That's a little more than $20.
Thai massage also feels really good! I like them because I do lots of sports and exercise and find them therapeutic when my muscles are tired, but our less-active friends and family members also rave about how good they feel. Thai massage is very different from the type of massage you may be used to back home (unless you're lucky enough to have tried it already), and I've put together a Guide to Thai Massage that explains what to expect.