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The market town of Ao Nang was experiencing a drenching when I noticed an A-frame board with an inviting massage menu. There was plenty to choose from and I had time to kill. I passed a tattoo parlour on my right and piled-up rubbish on my left as I made my way down a laneway towards the sprawling verandah where a young child played receptionist at a large desk. The child didn't smile but a kind-looking woman appeared and ushered me in to a large room, filled with recliners and small plastic tubs.
Nothing matched. The cushion covers clashed with the recliner covers which clashed with the curtains which clashed with the towels. Colours galore and dizzying patterns everywhere. I closed my eyes for most of the massage so it really didn't matter.
The windows were ceiling to floor so occasionally I watched the rain pelting outside. Choice: The menu was printed on a slip of photocopied paper but there was an impressive list of services to Massage cost in bangkok from including aromatherapy massage, Thai hot compression massage and foot massage, which was my selection.
I remained fully clothed. The therapist wedged herself up against me and stretched my upper body and neck into positions ly unknown to me. I giggled a bit. It didn't hurt but I felt on the cusp of suffering an injury a couple of times. I decided that some more pampering was needed, so preceding an exquisite cocktail "hour" at the Pullman, watching the sunset from the sunken lounge Massage cost in bangkok the ocean, I figured a spa treatment was in order.
My therapist greeted me with a sweetness and shyness that belied her vigorous talents I was imminently to experience. Led to the enormous change room with individual wardrobe, I popped on a delightfully soft white robe and was invited to take off all jewellery and clothing. Happy to oblige. I sipped the tea served as I chose my treatment from a comprehensive list. The treatment room itself had a sleek, modern vibe with light-coloured wood finishings and traditional massage table. Lo of white towels. And a pretty bowl of fresh flowers to look at through the table's face hole.
Choice: The menu was overwhelming. Swedish, aromatherapy, head and scalp, expectant mother, fusion bamboo, Balinese, Thai, warm milk compress, red wine wrap and so many more "massage" styles were offered. Comfort: The room was a little on the cool side. I felt relaxed right up until I was flipped on my back and rubbed down, from top to toes. Not expecting the circular motions applying the finely ground tea sea salt across my exposed breasts, I squirmed a tad and did all in my power to relax … relax …RELAX! Service and style: My softly-spoken therapist had a delicate touch and was tremendously talented.
I did feel invigorated yet relaxed afterwards and not once had to urge her to be "not too strong". The pressure was perfect. Smell: The scented candle in the corner Massage cost in bangkok go unnoticed but what I especially loved was the spritz of floral scent that wafted under my nose at the very beginning of the treatment as I lay with my eyes shut. Extras: A welcome and surprise inclusion was the soothing mask placed delicately on my puffy eyes for a short period.
I really enjoyed both treatments for different reasons. The sense that I was partaking in some kind of tradition meant the street massage felt like a must-do experience. My feet felt wonderful afterwards. Meanwhile, the supremely luxurious hotel massage left me with incredibly soft skin from the scrub and tremendously de-stressed and relaxed.
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