Review: Dream Heaven Massage (Soi 33) — Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok is filled with massage parlors. Even if you could visit one a day it’d take years to get through them all, and by the time you finished there would probably be enough turn over to start all over again. I won’t come close to reviewing every massage parlor in Bangkok, but I will do my best to try.
I first found Dream Heaven Massage on Soi 33 in the Sukhumvit section of Bangkok by accident. I was trying to visit Love Teen massage but I showed up a little late. I got caught up in some fun on Soi Cowboy and ended up in front of my chosen venue just as they were shutting it down for the night. I looked across the street and saw that Akane was also closed. I was considering heading somewhere else when a very attractive woman caught my eye. She was wearing a pair of short shorts and sitting in front of Dream Heaven Massage. I checked my watch. It was just after midnight. I figured I had a chance and headed in the front door.
A very kind manager who herself was quite attractive asked me if I’d like a massage. I said yes and asked if it was too late. She made sure that I only wanted one girl than said she’d check to see if there were any girls still working. By this time the hot number from out front had disappeared into the back. Before I could ask if she was still on duty, she emerged from the back. The manager asked her if she was still willing to work and she said yes. The manager then turned to me and said, “this is the only girl left, is she okay?” I replied in the affirmative with a grin like the cat that ate the canary. Score.
I was planning on a cheap massage with hand finish at Dream Teen but was happy when I looked at the menu here and saw that the prices reflected full service. With a girl like this extra mileage is always welcomed. I pointed to one of the massage course options on the list for 2100 Baht ($67 US) and paid there at the front desk. Then we were off to the races. Without getting too far into every detail of what went on, I can honestly say it was one of the best sessions I’ve ever had in a massage parlor anywhere.
Dream Heaven’s lobby looks a lot like other around the area though it has some accents that make it feel a little nicer. Once you take your shoes off you’ll be directed to one of the private massage rooms. The rooms are standard, with a bed and a shower that is more than enough to get the job done. There are a few mirrors on the wall too, and that’s always a nice touch.
As is the norm in these kinds of places the shower is a two person ordeal. To say customers are assisted in the rinse would be an understatement. In actual fact customers simply stand there and get washed front and back, from top to bottom. After that they are dried off and sent to the bed.
On the bed the massage takes places. This is done with oil or gel, first by hand and then by the nude body of the masseuse sliding up and down. This feels great on the backside and even better on the front. With the young, attractive and fit girls that Dream Heaven has on staff things are even better than usual.
No massage girl is ever going to turn down a tip, but it’s not standard practice to give them out in Thailand. Some guys do and some guys don’t. Many, like me, only give them when they feel the service went above and beyond the call of duty. I don’t mind giving tips when I feel they are deserved at all. In fact, I can be quite generous. What I do take issue with are girls that beg or even demand tips. That’s really off-putting. Luckily it’s not a usual occurrence at Thai massage parlors like this with all inclusive pricing. True to form I have never been asked for a tip at Dream Heaven, but I have certainly given them out.
In my experience the staff at Dream Heaven is always warm and jovial. I’ve never felt even a hint of unfriendliness here. What’s more, the service is well above average and the women look great. I find it hard to imagine that anyone would find anything to complain about. Right around two dozen women work at Dream Heaven, though only some are listed on the website.
Sukhumvit Soi 33 is sometimes referred as “Soi Japan.” There are a lot of shops oriented towards Japanese men on this street. Dream Heaven too has signage in Japanese along with the English. Still Western visitors should feel totally welcome. They are not just accepted but embraced.
Dream Heaven is a stand out among Bangkok massage parlors. This is not because of its facilities, which are nice enough. It’s because of the staff, who from the front desk to the massage rooms know exactly how to treat a customer. At the end of the day the staff is what matters at any such establishment. You could run a massage parlor out of the next Taj Mahal but it wouldn’t mean much if the masseuses were all unattractive and grumpy.
As an added bonus, Dream Heaven also offers outcall. This is a great option to have when you can’t get to the shop in person, or would just rather stay in for some fun.
As an above average massage parlor with reasonable prices and wonderful women working I give Dream Heaven Massage a very solid four stars.
Dream Heaven Massage, Sukhumvit Soi 33, Bangkok, Thailand. Open seven days a week from 11 am to 1 am. Phone: 02 259 6985 Website: http://dreamheavenmassage.com/ Map available on website.