“Best hour of my life” – TripAdvisor review
This was exactly what I was looking for. I was in SR looking for a little pampering on my last day. I didn’t want to spend an unnecesaary amount of money on a massage, but I was willing to pay more than a couple bucks for somehing nice. Found Lemongrass on trip advisor and thought it sounded worth a try. I’m soooooo glad I found this place! I got a 60 min aromatherapy massage for $15. First, they start you off with a cold, refreshing drink (basically a chilled tea, I think) as you walk in from the hot and humid outdoors and sit down to choose from their menu of treatments. I was unsure if I should choose the aromatherapy (my ultimate goal was just to relax and feel good), or the deep tissue (I had some gnarly knots in my back for a while prior to this and really wanted a bit of work done on them, but wasn’t looking for a painful massage experience). I talked with the guy at the front desk about what I wanted/didn’t want and he suggested an aromatherapy massage, but had me fill out a card showing where my knots were and communicated to the masseuse to work on those areas a bit. Then, I went in back with her for a quick foot soak and scrub that actually started to relax me quite a bit right away. Then we went upstairs to get the massage underway. I had chosen ylang ylang as my oil fragrance and it was great. Very soothing and pleasant. In the beginning I found the masseuse asked me many times if this was ok, and that was ok, if the air con was ok, and if the pressure was ok… I was a little worried ahe would keep checking every few seconds throughout the hour, but after telling me to let her know if anything hurt, she went about giving me the best massage of my life and only checked back in a few times to make sure. I think they just want to make sure you speak up if you’re not satisfied with something, want the pressure, increased, decreased, etc. I thought it was perfect. The ambiance, including decor, lighting, and music, were all perfect for helping me relax while I was at Lemongrass, and the massage was pure heaven. At the end, I was given a cup of their special warm tea made from some kind of Indian fruit, I think it was. Very tasty. I did tip my masseuse several dollars, not because I felt I was expected to or needed to, but because she had really done an excellent job and I thought she deserved it. I felt so amazing after all the work she diid, and it doesn’t seem easy!
Hopefully that helps you decide whether this is the place for you. I know I would go back every day if I could!
“Rejuvenating massage, Superb value for money!” – TripAdvisor review
I spent 2 days in Siem Reap in mid May and went to Lemongrass Garden Massage twice. They have two parlours in Sivatha Boulevard itself – one close to Pub street, one further away from it. I visited the one close to Pub street on the first day and had their signature Cosmic connection massage. It was simply exhilarating! I felt completely cleansed and fresh at the end of the session and I had decided then to get another massage the next day. However, there was some renovation work happening at this parlour and I was fairly disappointed. Just as I was about to leave, one of the parlour’s staff came up to me and realising that I was looking to get a massage, took me to their other parlour on a tuk tuk; she paid for the tuk tuk which kind of impressed me. I had a bus to catch that evening. So I decided to go for a shorter massage and picked the Khmer massage. While not as good as their signature Cosmic connection, it was great value for money at around 10-12 USD. They have highly professional and well trained masseuses. You should definitely check this parlour out if you’re living near pub street or sivatha rd