If you are longing for a relaxing massage in Budapest, you are at the right place: Szechenyi massage therapies are one of the best massages you can get in the city of Budapest: mind you these massages are therapeutic, Swedish or aroma massages and not the ‘happy ending’ erotic massages.
Enjoy the world famous Szechenyi Baths in Budapest and make it even more relaxing by getting rid of your muscle tension, jetlag, or your general tiredness and stress. You can book a rejuvenating massage and also your Szechenyi Spa Bath entrance in advance.
By booking your tickets and massage in advance, you will avoid the often long-time waiting in the queue in front of the popular thermal bath. Instead, you will sail through the crowded bath entrance through a separate VIP Welcome Desk. It works like priority boarding on airplanes.
Swedish massage at Szechenyi Spa Baths (60 min)
Swedish massage is the most popular type of massage. The 60 minute massage at Szechenyi Baths is both refreshing and relaxing. During your Swedish style massage you will get a relaxing treatment with oils and lotions for the whole body. The masseur will help you to ease your muscle tension, pinpoint muscle cramps (typically e.g. in and around your shoulder) and find the right posture to ease your pain. If you had a long overseas flight and are starting your Budapest stay with a terrible jetlag, getting a massage can be a huge relief (we know from experience). The massage is also great for general sleeping disorders.
The hour long professional Swedish massage includes long and soft kneading strokes, paired up with rhythmic light tapping strokes. In addition to the kneading and tapping strokes, your joints will be also moved around. The general effect of the Swedish massage is feeling refreshed. You will enjoy the relaxed muscles, and feel energized. This style of massage is often used after injuries as a post traumatic treatment.
Before booking your massage at Szechenyi Baths, please let the massage therapist know what you are expecting from the massage: a general refreshment, certain symptom relief in a given area (e.g. around your waist, in your upper arms), or if you have any special health conditions you feel important to share with the therapist. The masseuse will personalize the massage treatment for your needs, so it is definitely worth sharing your expectations with your therapist. See the prices of massage and bath ticket packages here.
Luxury Manager Massage at Szechenyi Spa Baths (60 min)
The luxury manager massage is an hour long massage treatment, which provides a whole body refreshing Swedish massage mixed with Tuina (aka Acupressure). The massage therapist concentrates more on the head and back areas. By stimulating various acupressure points on the neck, back and shoulder this massage helps to relieve daily stress. It also promotes relaxation of the body’s tissues and muscles through the pressure of appropriate points (with kneading, stroking, brushing, rolling and pressing movements). The Luxury Manager Massage is largely based on Swedish massage techniques, which relax and ease the tense muscles, improve the blood circulation, thus enhancing the respiratory system and the vegetative nervous system. See the prices of massage and bath ticket packages here.
Deluxe massage at Szechenyi Spa Baths (60 min)
Refreshing and relaxing Swedish style massage, which helps to find the right posture to ease the pain. 60 minutes massage treatment. See the prices of massage and bath ticket packages here.
Harmony aroma massage at Szechenyi Spa Baths (60 min)
If your weakened immune system needs some real boost, we recommend getting a superb massage therapy at Szechenyi Spa Baths. The mostly Swedish style massage is combined with an aromatherapy massage, thus the physical strokes, soft touches and pampering rolls are completed by stimulating your limbic system via the nostrils (affecting the nervous system, the hormones, the heart rate, the stress level, the blood pressure, and even the state of the memory, and the health of the digestive system). Also recommended for PMS, back pain, headache.
The soothing scents of the aromatherapy essential oils completely embrace, relax and energize the body, and take their effect through inhalation and entering into the very skin tissues. The aroma massage helps purification, strengthens the immune system, makes the skin more elastic and silky. The Harmony Aroma Massage instantly revitalizes the tired body and the tired soul. See the prices of massage and bath ticket packages here.
Please note that doctors generally advise having a massage before eating meals. Please avoid having a massage after a heavy, hearty meal, or if you have infectious skin diseases and rashes.
Please arrive in time for your massage at the Szechenyi Baths, possibly 5 – 10 minutes before your massage starts. Take a seat and get relaxed before your massage starts. Try to forget about stressful moments, and think of something truly relaxing and happy memories. This will help you enjoy your massage therapy even better.
Budapest and Baths
Visiting Budapest is not complete without bathing in one of its world-famous thermal spring spas: the two most famous spa baths are probably Szechenyi Thermal Baths (see our Szechenyi Baths FAQ here) and Gellert Thermal Baths, but there is a wide range of Turkish Baths in Budapest too, including Rudas Baths, Kiraly Baths, Veli Bej Baths (Csaszar Baths), Lukacs Baths, etc.
The Romans – the ruins of whose settlements in Old Buda can still be seen – had already discovered the healing effects of the thermal springs on the locations now inside Budapest. Nonetheless, the real masterful bath culture only started to grow during the Turkish occupation of Hungary in the 16th century. Now you can buy exclusive entrance tickets to the two most elegant thermal baths of Budapest: Széchenyi Furdo and Gellert Furdo via internet from the comfort of your armchair.
The Széchenyi Bath is Budapest’s largest thermal spring bath, which was built in 1913 in neo-baroque style. Its thermal spring is one of the deepest and warmest in the city. Szechenyi Baths is in the City park.
How to get to Szechenyi Baths?
See our summary of Szechenyi Baths location: Szechenyi Baths on Budapest Map
Getting there is very easy as there is a metro station right next to Szechenyi Baths. You will need to use M1 yellow metro line (subway line No. 1). The name of the metro station, with all these funny letters, is Széchenyi Fürdõ.