Sauna in Ulaanbaatar

Sauna in Ulaanbaatar

You can find a variety of sauna in Ulaanbaatar.

In terms of the word sauna, there is a range of understanding for what a sauna means. A steam room, a KTV type establishment, a warm room to sleep at night, a wooden sauna next to a ice-covered pond?

a sauna at lake Baikal, north of Mongolia, during winter
a sauna near lake Baikal in the snow

This post will examine what you can find in terms of saunas in Mongolia. In the countryside, there are some hot springs that could classify in the wider sauna range. Besides those places, Ulaanbaatar hosts a lot of saunas.

Ulaanbaatar massage sauna

At UB Massage spas, we offer professional body scrub and body wash services conducted in clean areas that are attached to our massage spas. Besides those, for a complete sauna and pool experience, customers can go to the Grand Hill Hotel spa. There, a complete pool and sauna awaits you. Besides, customers find the much praised body washing service there.

Consult our page on massage spa locations for more information.

Other places for Ulaanbaatar saunas

Gobi sauna. This sauna is a large, family friendly, Korean-style sauna in which customers can stay for many hours. It is located in the 3rd/4th district, about 5 km from the city center. The sauna is large and can also hosts larger groups of visitors.

The Gold Hotel. Located in the second row of Peace Avenue, about 4 km from the city center. Hosts an inhouse sauna massage parlor.

Lhamour spa provides a sauna and spa experience for women. The focus here is on beauty and cosmetic products. The spa is located to the south east of the city – again, several kilometers from the parliament.

Several others saunas of mixed quality and audience exist throughout the city including:

  • Flower hotel sauna. This is mostly focussed on tourists and business travelers (about 3 km east of the city center)
  • Sauna at Sunjin Grand hotel. The hotel is located far from the city center, so a commute there in rush hour can take a long time. Recommended for people who stay in the area. Relatively large sauna.
  • Encanto sauna and spa. Relaxation focussed sauna and spa. Good sauna in a good location – expensive.
  • Bliss Fitness club. This BlueSky Hotel based club has a large pool and limited sauna facilities. Rather high price tag.

Some more information (but partly outdated) can be found here about saunas in Mongolia countryside.

Our UB massage sauna offers perfect relaxation for gentlemen. Check out massage in Ulaanbaatar locations here.

Thai massage Ulaanbaatar

History of Thai massage

Thai massage has made its way to Ulaanbaatar. But its history is reaching back thousands of years.

Over the centuries, Thailand has developed its unique massage culture. The massage is called nuat thai in Thai language. Massage therapists passed on the knowledge from generation to generation. Traditionally, it is assumed that the massage was created by Pali – Buddhas physician. In the 19th century, the massage was codified and in 1955 a large massage school opened in Wat Pho.

Thai massage techniques

Showcase stretching techniques in Thai Massage Ulaanbaatar
Traditional Thai massage includes a lot of stretching techniques

Thai massage uses pressure points as well as elements of bending and stretching – much like yoga. Skin and muscles can be pulled, rocked, or compressed. Sometimes, the pressure is applied at the same time using knees and hands.

The best way to deliver a Thai massage is on a relatively thin, hard mattress on the floor which allows the therapist to move freely. Traditionally, customers wear special Thai massage clothes during the massage. Hence, the massage therapist does not use oils or direct body contact.

Furthermore, traditionally, men massage men and women massage women, but this is not a strict rule.

Thai massage Ulaanbaatar

Thai massage Ulaanbaatar fusion
Mix of Thai and oil massage has become common in Thailand as well

Thai massage has made its way to Ulaanbaatar. Alternatively, during winter months, direct flights from Mongolia to Thailand exist. This paragraph will highlight Thai massage Ulaanbaatar possibilities.

In Ulaanbaatar you have several options to enjoy a proper Thai massage. Most massage spas in Ulaanbaatar incorporate elements of Thai massage. The tradition and health benefits of Thai massage techniques are just too great to be overlooked. Moreover, the cold winter make massages a perfectly suitable relaxation experience.

For a traditional approach, Lotus Thai is a good spa. Run by Thai expats, they offer traditional Thai massages. The Mister is a master in Thai massages. This spa is located near Chinggis Avenue, south of Bayangol Hotel. Some massage therapists here have more than two decades of experience.

Other massage places like best, top, sisi massages also offer basic elements from Thai massage services in Ulaanbaatar. For traditional massages, Lotus Thai might be the best place though.

Following a Thai massage, you can enjoy a hot tea in most Thai massage spas in Ulaanbaatar.

Ulaanbaatar Massage Thai massage

At our UB massage spas, we offer elements of Thai massage like rocking of muscles and skin as well as bending and stretching. We also offer pure Thai massage packages at our massage centers.

However, most of our customers enjoy for a fusion of massage styles, combining the best of oil massage, Japanese hot towel and Thai massage. Our female massage therapists are happy to provide massages to male customers. She will use oils and scents, as well as towels for the massage.

Body Scrub in UB

Body Scrub Massage in UB

After a long hike in Mongolia’s mountains or prolonged exposure to the burning sun and eternal blue sky in Mongolia’s vast countryside, you deserve to relax. Get rid of the smell and soreness of horseback riding and leave the gobi sand behind. Indulge into a body scrub massage at UBMassage.

UBMassage body scrub massage in Ulaanbaatar
A traditional brush – UBMassage body scrub is a sensual experience

What is a body scrub massage

It is all about renewing your skin. Old tissue is brushed and washed off and your skin becomes smooth again. UBMassage body scrub massage is a much favoured treatment that exfoliates your skin and makes it smooth again.

After washing dirt from your skin, the massage lady will remove old skin using a body scrub. It is a rough, sensual experience. After that, a high quality cream will smooth your skin.

What happens during a body scrub massage

At UBMassage, we have clean wetrooms with tiles and drains for the body scrub treatments. The massage table is a wet table covered with a plastic sheet – specifically designed for body scrubs. You will start with your head done and a shower on the table.

The massage lady will gently rub the exfoliant on your back, arms and legs and remove dead skin. Then you turn over and she will do the same on the other side.

UBMassage body scrub treatment also includes shampooing your hair for a complete spa experience.

Make sure to rinse off thoroughly before leaving the wetroom.

Preparation for full body massage

A body scrub massage is a perfect preparation for a full body massage. The skin is soft and smooth and you will feel relaxed. In a massage room, the massage lady can now apply pressure to tense muscles and you will feel more relaxed than ever. Read more in our services section. The combination of a body scrub and massage is our signature service and a customers’ favourite.

Video of a body scrub massage