Thursday, January 6, 2011

One Goal Down, 29 To Go

Above - Our bungalow Below - Thia massage hut

So I am pleased to announce that this week I completed my first 30B430 goal. Big pat on the back to me. Well, maybe a rub.

18) Have a professional massage done

While BF was getting his PADI dive certification in Koh Tao done last week he encouraged me to get a massage or something to relax a bit. I decided that I’d rather wait for him and do a couples massage.

When we arrived in Koh Samui we were lucky to score a private bungalow right on the beach. Outside of our room was a little hut where Thai massages were being done. For two days I watched the girl give non-stop massages. As soon as she was done with one person somebody else would jump up immediately to approach her. I checked the price and it was only 150Baht which is like 5 bucks CAD. Woohoo!

The following day I noticed there were two girls doing massages so it was perfect for us to go together. The price had gone up to 200Baht which was no big deal. In the end BF tipped them generously and gave them an even 500 for the two of us.

How was it? Amazing, but painful at times. I had to give her credit though because she found my sore spots no problem without being told where they were. I had been having really bad neck pain. Like can’t move your head neck pain. She worked on that area big time.

I must be one big ball of stress because she kept telling me to relax and I did at times feel myself tensing up. I think it was all the pressure points she was hitting. I guess I didn’t know what to expect from a Thai massage. I thought it was going to be rub down heaven but not so much.

Still, it was great. I was all dreamy afterward and spent the rest of the day reading while BF slept. Later that evening we both felt like we’d had a workout session. It was a good experience overall.

I was intrigued by the way they used their whole bodies to perform the massage instead of just hands and fingers. If I ever decide to take a course in massage it will be in Thailand for sure. I wanted to do it before in Canada but was worried about Carpal Tunnel.

As for my neck pain? Gone. BF says he had been having problems with his shoulder and his girl targeted it right away and that it feels so much better. Well, I guess we’re now believers.

It makes me happy to complete at least one of my goals while still traveling!


Laura said...

I completed one of my goals too - I finally saw a 3D movie!!! And now, I don't think I will ever watch a movie in the theatre again unless it's 3D :)
Massages are the best. it was probably even better on a beach in a tropical location. I am super jealous of your trip. Every day I live vicariously through you pretending I am in Thailand :)

TL said...

I love massages. I actually told my massage therapist that I think she uses magic to help heal me...

Dolly Iris said...

I love 3D movies. I used to take my niece to them back home. So fun. Sometimes though I'd look at her squinting at the screen and realize she took her glasses off, lol. I saw TRON 3D Imax in Bangkok which was pretty good. I really wanted to see Saw3D but bf was a whiner about it.

Maybe one day we'll take a trip together :)

halfdozendaily said...

Sounds amazing!!!! Soo jealous! lol! Glad she got rid of all the kinks in your neck! That's awesome! :)