Moc Huong Spa Gallery’s new location in Thao Dien is especially designed for those who need a relaxing escape for a couple of hours.
A TRIP TO THAO DIEN IS OFTEN A relaxing experience of itself. Nestled
in former wetland, the spacious expat enclave often feels a world away from the crowded hustle and bustle of District 1 or neighbouring Binh Thanh; it’s wide tree lined roads contrasting sharply with the packed steamy hems of the latter locales.
Heading to this peaceful riverside district for a spa day, then, feels all the
more indulgent. Indeed, this is exactly why the owners of Ho Chi Minh City’s premier spa brand Moc Huong chose to locate their latest venue here, with their inaugural venue in the Ben Nghe area, District 1, having become a little too cramped for comfort.
Manager of the new branch, Tam, explains: “With Moc Huong Spa Gallery,
we hope to create an oasis that people can come and escape to, enjoying a few hours relaxing in peaceful, spacious surroundings. Our District 1 branch caters more to those needing a quick massage, or tourists, which has its place, but here we wanted to create something a little more special for people that live in the city.”
Indeed, arriving at Moc Huong Spa Gallery is enough to set even the most anxious person at ease, its gracious French colonial inspired exterior exuding an easy, oriental elegance. Painted a Mediterranean terracotta hue, the expansive, newly renovated building overlooks a courtyard featuring a picturesque water feature, the slow trickle of which is audible from inside the therapy rooms that flank it.
Designed to accommodate families and groups, the rooms are dedicated either to foot massage or Thai massage. As one might expect, both are immaculate and sumptuously appointed, the former featuring plush reclining chairs while the latter houses six soft beds from which clients are pummelled and pulled back into shape as only the Thai’s know how.
As Tam explains, ensuring that therapists are fully qualified and experienced is an important hallmark of Moc Huong, and one she takes very seriously:
“I’ve been in the spa industry for over ten years now. I used to be a massage
therapist myself and so I understand how a treatment should be. I like to keep a close eye on everything to make sure customers get the right experience. For many people, an hour or two is a lot to take out of a busy day, so this really should be the best way to spend that time,” she says.
Indeed, those seeking a little relaxing indulgence would arguably be
hard pressed to find a better place to spend those hours than Moc Huong Spa Gallery
Moc Huong Spa Gallery is located on 26 Ngo Quang Huy, D2. The Healing Bowl Massage is priced at VND400,000 for 60 minutes up to VND650,000 for 120 minutes.