When a spa focuses only on massage, expectations run high. And Viyada doesn’t disappoint. The city’s first authentic Thai massage sanctuary, Viyada (which means “aroma from floral paradise”) introduces clients to the South Asian body technique. There’s no oil and no nudity; instead, customers wear loose-fitting clothing as they’re stretched, pushed, prodded and otherwise manipulated so as to rebalance the body’s energy. Those feeling apprehensive can ease in with a classic Swedish rubdown or hydrating coconut oil massage.
|Venue name:||Viyada Thai Spa|
37 Boylston St.
|Cross street:||at Berkeley St|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 11am-8pm; Sat, Sun 10am-8pm|