One massage chain in Hangzhou that offers consistently good foot massage is Bo Na Cai Ba (杭州博纳踩吧). One hour of foot massage with standard medicine water costs 40 RMB. There is, however, a discount during the day (before 5 PM), so if you go then a foot massage with standard medicine water will cost you 35 RMB. Some medicine waters are pricier (around 60 RMB). The chain has three locations throughout the city. Read on for addresses and other info.
Besides foot massage, Bo Cai Ba offers a wide variety of other massage. Their most elaborate is the Thai Massage, or tai shi an mo in Chinese (泰式按摩). This massage is initially given with the hands, then by the feet. While using her feet, the masseuse uses ropes on the ceiling to suspend herself in the air. This massage will cost you 90 RMB for 1.5 hours. A less elaborate, but nonetheless comfortable, full body massage will cost you 60 RMB for one hour. Though foot, Thai, and standard back massage are all fantastic, the type of massage that Bo Na Cai Ba is known for is cai bei (踩背).This massage, similar to Thai Massage, involves the masseuse walking on your back. Traditionally, cai bei is thought to help with stiffness and pain in the elbows and knees. Sixty-minutes will cost you 40 RMB.