I love massage, especially after a long day of sightseeing. When I was planning for this Myanmar trip, I also searched for massage parlors near HOOD Hostel. There were many listings on TripAdvisor and Health Blessing was in 6th place, which means it should be pretty good.
The sun sets early in Myanmar, by 6pm it is pitch dark. After having street food at Yangon Night Market for dinner, Su and her brother dropped me off at HOOD Hostel.
After a quick wash-up, I headed outside to take night photographs of Sule Pagoda and to visit one of the massage parlors, Health Blessing.
HOOD Hostel is a little far from Chinatown where Health Blessing was located. It took me about 20 minutes on foot to get there.
Health Blessing is located in a small alley off the main Maha Bandula.
Health Blessing offers everything from facial treatment to body and foot massage. You can also get a manicure and pedicure here.
The first floor is for foot reflexology with comfortable armchairs. The second and third floors have lie-down beds with curtains to ensure privacy.
I opted for a Head, Shoulder and Back Massage which costs K15000. The massage itself was nice but I wish the girl masseur used more strength.
You will be given a cup of warm ginger tea which really warms up your body.
Health Blessing is a nice little massage parlor that provides good massage in a clean and comfortable environment. The prices are reasonable and the women at the counter speaks decent English.
Health Blessing (Yangon)
Address: 19th Street, Yangon, Myanmar
Telephone: +95 9425028756
Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 10.30am – 12am, Sunday 4pm – 12am”