Fancy an Ice Bath Bangkok Style? Here's our Top 10
Bangkok, the pulsating heart of Thailand, is renowned for its amalgamation of rich traditions, vibrant nightlife, and culinary delights. However, it’s also carving a niche in the wellness domain, particularly with the rising trend of ice baths.
Taking an ice bath in Bangkok is not just a refreshing escape from the city’s tropical allure; it’s a holistic experience brimming with myriad benefits. The city’s diverse wellness centres offer ice baths that are known to reduce muscle soreness, enhance recovery, and improve circulation, making it a favoured choice for Muay Thai athletes, Crossfit enthusiasts, and anyone looking to rejuvenate their body and mind.
Additionally, the blend of traditional Thai hospitality and modern wellness practices in Bangkok adds a unique charm to the various ice bath experiences aroung the city, making it a must-try for locals and visitors alike seeking their Wim Hof style chill!
It's worth noting that our list combines both ice baths, cold plunges and onsens into a general "cold water therapy / cold exposure" theme. For the purists, our top two picks for actual ice baths and not cold plunges are Bangkok Ice Baths and Breathinspired. Anyway, lets get started!
Top 10 Ice Baths: Bangkok (With Prices)
|Ice Bath Event||Price per Ice Bath||Website Link|
|1. Bangkok Ice Baths ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐||฿200 / ฿250 (with Sauna)||Bangkok Ice Baths|
|2. Breath Inspired||฿4150 (1 workshop)||BreathInspired|
|3. Yunomori Onsen & Spa||฿550 THB (Day Pass)||Yunomori Onsen & Spa|
|Healthworld Onsen Spa & Massage||฿420 THB (Day Pass)||Healthworld Spa|
|Silom Sauna||฿250 THB||Silom Sauna|
|Carnation Sauna Bangkok||฿220 THB (& Free Fruit!)||Carnation Sauna Bangkok|
|The Green Room||฿2000-2400 (varying)||The Green Room BKK|
|The Hive Thonglor||฿180-250 (varying)||Hive Thonglor Ice Bath|
Bangkok Ice Baths
Number one on our list, Bangkok Ice Baths is on a mission to provide the best and most accessible places to do Ice Baths in Bangkok. They offer events and a more private and relaxing experience with Bangkok's first dedicated Ice Bath and Sauna Spas, in partnership with Kate’s Place in Thonglor.
They are currently expanding so expect to see events pop up in Ari, among other locations shortly!
Bangkok Ice Baths Community also provides a Sauna which can accommodate roughly 8 people, and combined with their wooden teak bath tub & portable ice baths, there is space for everyone to do their cold plunge immediately following the sauna, which is typically where you see the most obvious effects, following vasodilation to rapid vasoconstriction.
Bangkok Ice Baths Location:
BKK Ice Baths is located at Kate's Place / Boonlang Thai Noodles, see the exact spot on Google Maps below:Go to Bangkok Ice Baths
(image courtesy of breathinspired bangkok)
Breath Inspired is a must-visit for those wanting expert guidance in the Wim Hof Method. It offers possibly the largest and coldest ice bath in Bangkok and is renowned for combining breathwork and ice baths, providing a holistic approach to wellness.Go to Breathinspired
Silom Sauna offers excellent value for money, providing access to a very hot sauna, a cold plunge, and a swimming pool. However, this rustic spa is male-only.
That being said, for 250baht, a price that hasn't really changed significantly, if you're in the area and just want a rough-and-ready place to do your hot/cold contrast cold plunge, then this may be the place for you! PS - They also serve food & drinks! Whats not to like eh?
Location:Go to Silom Sauna
Carnation Sauna Bangkok
Carnation Sauna in Huay Kwang is a complex and social gathering place offering general facilities with two saunas, one mist, and one herbal, and a cold plunge to jump into afterwards
Costing the grand total of 220THB, this grants you access into the sauna & cold plunge area, where they also give you free fruit and cold teas! perfect.
Similar to Silom however, this is generally more male-oriented, for female friendly we would recommend BKK Ice Baths, Yunomori & Breathinspired for breathing / learning about ice baths.Go to Carnation Spa
The Green Room
The Green Room is a health & wellness sanctuary run by Benjamin and his wife, they mostly do things like Yoga, Sound baths etc, but every once in a while they do Ice Bath events with breathing tutorials. Message them on Facebook or Insta to find out more!Go to GreenRoom BKK
The Hive Thonglor
The Hive Thonglor occasionally hosts events like Thursday Social: Bangkok Ice Bath, where participants can learn about the great benefits of ice baths, including muscle recovery and stress relief, in a social setting.
This is a mini-collab with BKK Ice Baths, and is not as regular, but w thought we'd include it anyway.
Coming Soon: Many More!
Stay tuned for more additions.
Onsens in Bangkok
Several onsens in Bangkok provide an authentic hot spring experience right in downtown, featuring areas with large hot and cold baths, allowing visitors to alternate between different temperatures.
Yunomori Onsen & Spa
Yunomori Onsen & Spa is a tranquil oasis offering a blend of hot and cold therapy. It features several hot spring baths, a large sauna, and a cold plunge at a chilly 17 degrees, providing a peaceful and luxurious experience complemented by a beautiful traditional Japanese garden and a relaxation room.
Unlike for example the community at Bangkok Ice Baths or breathing / ice bath course at Breathinspired, Yunomori is a traditional sauna and separate male from female, which suits some, and others not so much.
However, for the most part, Yunomori features fantastic reviews and is a very high standard, premium onsen / cold plunge offering, and its loved by many across bangkok.Go to Yunomori Bangkok
Healthworld Onsen Spa & Massage
Healthworld Onsen Spa & Massage boasts a range of facilities including hot baths of different temperatures, a massive sauna, and a big cold plunge, catering to mixed friend groups and couples with its shared unisex area.Go to Healthworld Spa
Whether you are a local, an expat, or a visitor, taking an ice bath bangkok style offers many choices, each providing a unique approach to ice baths and wellness. From dedicated ice bath communities to luxurious onsens, the city ensures that everyone can find a place that resonates with their wellness journey. So, plunge into the refreshing world of ice baths in Bangkok and let the cold unveil a realm of tranquility and revitalisation!
Are there ice baths available in Chiang Mai?Yes, Chiang Mai, another popular city in Thailand for ice baths, one in particular is: the cocoon sauna & ice bath which offers hot and cold therapy options.
Can I find ice baths in Phuket?
Absolutely! Phuket, being a major tourist destination, has wellness centers and spas offering ice bath services. Research and local inquiries can lead you to the best spots for an ice bath in Phuket.
What are the benefits of ice baths? (ice bath ประโยชน์)
Ice baths are known for reducing muscle soreness, improving circulation, alleviating stress, and enhancing overall well-being.
การอาบน้ำแข็งมีประโยชน์มากมายทั้งในด้านสุขภาพทางกายและใจ และเป็นวิธีที่ดีในการฟื้นฟูร่างกายหลังการออกกำลังกาย หรือเมื่อต้องการผ่อนคลายจากความเครียดและความตึงเครียด
How long should I stay in an ice bath?
It is generally recommended to stay in an ice bath for 10 to 15 minutes. However, it’s crucial to listen to your body and get out if you start feeling too uncomfortable.