The Land of Cheap Massages

I am a massage junkie and what better place for an addict to be than Thailand.  The massages are cheap cheap cheap (less than 10 dollars for 1 hour massage) and this is the place that invented the Thai massage.

I decided that I was going to get a massage everyday.  Back home I go for Thai massages once every 2 weeks, so I’m no a stranger to this technique.  Although my therapist back home is Thai, she tickles me compared to these Thai people here.  These people are sadists.  They are pulling and poking and cracking you all over the place.  I had no idea an elbow could be classified as a lethal weapon.

My first massage was 1 hour and it wasn’t that bad.  The pressure was more than I was used to but I was able to handle it.  The second massage was 1/2 hour focusing on my back and shoulders.  The pressure was similar to the first massage but I think my body was wondering what it had done to deserve this abuse.  So for my third massage, I decided to go for an oil (Swedish) massage.  Get some effleurage and petrissage going on and have a relaxing massage.  What I didn’t realize was that for a Thai person, a Swedish massage is a Thai massage with some oil applied in the beginning.  Slap on the oil and get the elbow digging.  This lady who did this massage was a monster.   OMG.  It was so painful that she brought tears to my eyes.  I just wanted a relaxing oil massage.  Why is this hurting so much?  Oh the irony.  I have never been brought to tears in a massage in my life and this woman damaged me!

I have one more day in Thailand.  The massages here are cheap cheap cheap.  I can’t possibly give up on the opportunity to have a cheap massage.  Hmmmm….I wonder if a foot massage will be relaxing 🙂

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Hamish
    Jan 20, 2012 @ 18:06:36

    This does beg the question as to *why* you keep having these massages when they hurt so much…;-)

    Reply

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