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I used to live in Thailand, and there's nothing I miss more than a traditional Thai massage, an ancient healing art that combines yogalike stretching, deep-tissue massage, and therapeutic balms. You walk in tense and stiff and walk out a happy noodle. The family-run Pho-Siam Thai Spa is near Downtown L.A. at the south end of Echo Park and staffed by a group of Thai women who are well-trained in the art of their homeland's massage. For a mere $50 your body will undergo 60 minutes of such indulgence that you'll be planning a vacation to Thailand by the time you're done. Foot massages, waxes, facials, and couples massages are offered as well, but for the ultimate indulgence, request the 2-hour healing massage, a bargain at $100. Walk-ins are welcome, but it's better to call and make an appointment. Free parking.