HENNA TATTOOS IN HOI AN
Henna art has been used to ornately decorate bodies since the Bronze Age. Derived from the plant Lawsonia inermis, and known for its therapeutic properties, it was probably first applied to the skin as a ceremonial stain in the Eastern Mediterranean.
ANNEN YOGA STUDIO
Annen Yoga has Sivananda Yoga classes 3 times a day. The yoga shala is small and cosy, fitting between 5 and 8 people. Very nice vegetarian restaurant.
THE MAGIC SPA $$
The service you will receive at The Magic Spa definitely make the prices good value, especially if you are looking for a higher end spa feel.
CEF: CHILDREN’S EDUCATION FOUNDATION – VIETNAM
CEF is a not-for-profit that helps rural Vietnamese women, girls, and families break out of the poverty cycle by addressing educational gender inequality.
BA-LE WELL BEAUTY SALON – HAIRDRESSER $$ – $$$
Ba-Le Well Beauty Salon is popular among expats. Using international products, the owner has extensive experience cutting and coloring diverse hair types
Are flower essences the new Prozac? Maybe so according to a recent Vogue article. Try a Flower essence reading with Jillian.
A. NHO HAIRDRESSING SALON & SPA $$
A. Nho Hairdressing Salon & Spa is own by a passionate about hairdressing from an early age, Anh Nho has seven Master Hair Stylist certificates.
CHILDREN’S HOPE IN ACTION
Children’s Hope in Action is focused on providing education, healthcare and the adequate resources and knowledge needed to build a more sustainable future.
MA SPA $$
Ma Spa is a hidden gem and the start up 20% discount is available to all those who utter the magic words “Hoi An Now” when booking.
TUAN TOAN GYM & FITNESS CENTERS
Tuan Toan Gym & Fitness Centers are perfect for anyone looking for a good workout, whether you’re a professional athlete or not.
EMOTION SPA $$
What makes an excellent Spa experience? Discretion? Atmosphere? Professionalism? Great service? Emotion Spa offers all these things – and more.
PHUOC LAVENDER SPA HOI AN $$
Phuoc Lavender Spa Hoi An is a high quality, mid-priced spa in the Cam Chau district offering massages, hot stone treatment, nails, foot soaks and more.
MASSAGE HOI AN STYLE: A QUINTESSENTIAL VIETNAMESE SPA EXPERIENCE
Not sure what to expect from a standard Vietnamese massage in Hoi An? This humorous article will give you all the information you need.
NOMAD YOGA HOI AN
Finding a yoga studio to practice in is not always an easy feat when moving to or passing through a new town. Pinning down a space that ticks all the boxes can be challenging. Ask around in the yoga-sphere...
A LUMINARY LIFE: A PATH TO HEALING IN HOI AN
A Luminary Life has therapeutic offerings. Holistically-inclined with several niche treatments, such as Reiki, acupuncture, and osteopathy.
PURE BEAUTY SPA
Pure Beauty Spa Hoi An offers a range of skin treatments and other dermatology treatments such as wrinkle reduction and hair removal
CORAL SPA $-$$
In the midst of An Hoi’s crowded “Spa Alley” lies Coral Spa – a place that could easily be overlooked but one that’s well worth seeking out. Because what Coral Spa offers is more than your average massage. Walking in here is like visiting friends, ready for an afternoon of giggles and chats. A fun setting in which you can slip off your shoes and settle in for some superb service.
FIVE SENSES SPA $ – $$
Five Senses Spa & Beauty is a cozy little Spa, located in a quiet ancient street in the heart of Hội An. A small business, runned by a local-family.
CITRUS HEALTH SPA $$
Citrus Health Spa is a high quality yet affordable spa with a fantastic array of massages and beauty treatments. The masseurs are expertly trained.
PANDANUS SPA $-$$
Pandanus Spa is a standout. Owned by husband and wife, An and Anh, this little place is clean, relatively cheap and provides a consistently good massage.
Using 100% natural ingredients, Palmarosa Spa has a healthy range of treatments includes facials, body scrubs, massage, foot massages and manicures.
HOI AN BLIND MASSAGE CENTER $
For $5 you can get one of the best massages in town at Hoi An Blind Massage Center and you’ll feel great for more than one reason.
MASSAGE & SPAS
In Hoi An, there are more massage parlours available than limbs that need rubbing From budget, no-frills affairs to lavish sanctuaries, it’s actually quite easy to reach Nirvana here. Or to get pretty damn close.
CHARITIES IN HOI AN
Charities in Hoi An and Vietnam in general are desperately needed and appreciated as social spending by governments is often negligible in many areas. In this context, corrupt and fraudulent practice can sometimes run riot.
LA LUNA SPA $$
Soft music, trickling water and lovely Sunny (Tram) on reception welcomed me into La Luna Spa, a place that felt a world away from busy Bà Triệu outside. While reluctant to reach for the usual massage spa clichés, I really did feel like I’d entered an oasis of calm!
THE KIANH FOUNDATION HOI AN: THE JOURNEY
There was never a less likely candidate to work with children than Jacquie Wrafter. ‘If I stared at other people’s children, they bellowed’, she laughs. Nevertheless, after leaving her publishing job and taking off for a year around the world, this is exactly what she found herself doing.
MINDFUL MEDITATION AT NOMAD YOGA
Buddhist Nun, Su Co Vi Nghiem (Sister Vi), conducts mindful meditation sessions … paring back to the immediate present … at Nomad Yoga,Hoi An on Sundays.
Crystal Healing involves placing crystals on and around the body to draw out negative energy and nurture balance and overall mental happiness.
Having access to education should not be limited by your family’s wealth or economic status but unfortunately for many of Vietnam’s youth, being able to chase their dreams is just not possible. Giving back to the incredible community of Hoi...
NA SPA ESCAPE $$
Na Spa Escape does what it says on the tin; that is, it allows to you escape. Unlike the countless massage joints that populate Hoi An’s Old Town, this place provides a true retreat. Set in the middle of...
WHITE ROSE SPA
Whether you’re a traveler with sore shoulders, a digital nomad in need of a break from your laptop or simply in the mood to treat yourself, do yourself a favor and check into the White Rose Spa for a few hours.
VIETNAMESE ZODIAC: THE DARK SIDE
Ever wonder why zodiacs all over the world only have good things to say about everyone? Even faults are seen as positives as everyday reality goes out the window. You have to wonder where all the misery, war and poverty in the world comes from when reading these ‘fairy tale’-like descriptions where everybody is smart, compassionate and talented. This is a good marketing ploy that sucks in readers but it’s not much use to anyone.
1984 TATTOO STUDIO
Just a 10-minute bicycle ride from the Old Town, Western-style 1984 Tattoo Studio sprung up mid-2017 alongside Vietnam Backpacker Hostels Hoi An on Cua Dai.
VIST TO A THAY BOI (CLAIRVOYANT)
‘Strictly no photos’ whispered Ha, my office manager, as we made our way towards a small, dimly lit room. Hunched over a tiny round table, the 60-something Ly, dressed in the ubiquitous Vietnamese pyjamas, commenced by lighting incense and chanting then followed it all with a tonsil-dancing yawn.
THANH BARBER SHOP $-$$
Crammed between two shops along bustling Cửa Đại, sits an unassuming, single-room building – Thanh Barber Shop. The worn sign out front was the only indication of what lay inside, the letters fading from the barrage of years of sun and rain. Inside is a simple setting, with no bells or whistles, for men looking to avoid the fluff.
The brain child of Antoine and his partner Anh, Essensian provides clients with the tools they need to connect and ‘grow a rich interior world’ through yoga, meditation, and essential oil application.
JACK’S CAT CAFE
Must like cats … and truly great vegetarian food … and places off the beaten path … and, well, cats … lots of them, seventy-two to be precise. Jack’s Cat Cafe offers quality vegetarian fare in a shaded, spacious oasis of trees, ponds and pagodas.