There are numerous excellent spas in Chiang Mai, but even with all the choices, it can be tricky to find the right one. (Indeed, it often seems that the city’s excess supply of massage options is only equaled by its surfeit of coffee shops.) For a truly solid pampering experience, it pays to make for Cheeva Spa. The venture has two branches in the city and has won numerous awards over the years for its excellent service and imaginative range of treatments. The focus here combines therapeutic and stress-relieving treatments with traditional Lanna massage techniques. Guests can choose from an array of treatments ranging from a compact two-hour option to packages that stretch out over a blissful full afternoon.