CONTRIBUTED BY LAURA SNELL

Relaxation Coran l Okinawa Hai!

Had a long week? Need a little “me” time to rejuvenate? This is definitely the place to do that! Coran is a gorgeous relaxation salon/spa right on 58 (in very close proximity to Blue Seal). I received a gift certificate for my birthday from a very dear friend, and couldn’t wait to get in for the Thai Massage (not only because–let’s face it–everyone can use a massage, but also because I was intrigued; I’ve never had a Thai massage and have heard some wonderful things about them!)

Now, if you’ve never had a Thai massage, don’t expect to strip down and lie on a table while they massage you with oils. No, at times I felt more like I was part of a circus act, or Cirque de Soleil. Some of the positions that my body ended in were not only impressive, but effective. I walked in a very sore person and walked out feeling like Gumby, and without the headache that I had entered the establishment with. She worked on knots in the back of my head (the cause of the headache) as well as spent some extra time doing some stretches to relieve some lower back pain and tension. I can’t believe that I waited this long to try a Thai massage, I’ll definitely be doing this again!

Some of the services offered at Coran are Thai Massage, Osteopathy (massage using pressure from thumbs and palms), Relaxation Spas (soak in a Jacuzzi after an oil treatment to further heighten your relaxation experience), Oil Massage, and Foot Massage (which they indicate is great for runners). They have individual rooms for a more private experience, and couples rooms for you and your significant other (or for a group of girlfriends to go together!)

Relaxation Coran l Okinawa Hai!Phone: 098-989-9945

Payment: Yen or credit card

Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Address: 1-5-13 Mihama Chatan-cho Nakagami-gun, Okinawa, Japan 904-0115

Website: Relaxation Coran (They also have a Facebook page)

Directions from Kadena Gate 1:  Leave gate 1 going South on 58. When you pass the Starbucks and Blue Seal, you will see a tall building next (with open parking under the building), this is Relaxation Coran. You will have to make a U-turn on 58 to get back going the right direction and enter the parking lot. Parking available for 8 vehicles

9 COMMENTS

  1. This place is amazing. I have gone routinely for about a year. I started with an oil massage which was great but then switched to a Thai massage because I wanted to try it. I’ve stuck with Thai ever since. I saw Yama san regularly who was excellent but I just heard she’s leaving. I’ve recently had Yukon san and she is awesome. I’ve had different therapists for oil massages and truthfully all have been great. And their prices are very good. I highly recommend any of the services here. They are in a league of their own.

  2. I just had the 50 minute oil massage and 20 minute bath afterwards. It was awesome and very reasonably priced at $63.00 for both! Super friendly staff too! I will be back 🙂

  3. My husband and I went here for the 120 minute massages, and they were fantastic. It was definitely worth the price. The staff are very nice and the entire atmosphere is very calm and relaxing. I am fairly certain that we will going back over the remainder of our stay here!

  4. My wife and I have tried a lot of massage places here in Okinawa but were disappointed most of time until now. This place is great! We’ve noticed most other places do not use enough pressure (like in the States) but this place is awesome. We try to go monthly and have never been disappointed with both oil or thai massages. Good prices and great service.

  5. This place is awesome! It is well worth the price. I have been twice so far & had oil massages both times. The staff are very welcoming & make you feel relaxed as soon as you walk in. I will definitely be returning more. I may even try the Thai massage one of these times.

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