I've never understood the concept behind "relaxation" massages. Those gentle swishy massages that my sister gets. When I have a massage I want someone pummeling me. There is nothing I love more than when the masseuse actually gets on the table to attack me with knees and elbows. Now that is what I call relaxing.
As a result I favour
the various Asian style massages and am lucky enough to have a great
Chinese massage place located in a nearby shopping centre. It is a tiny
hole in the wall, just two tables and a couple of curtains but by golly
do the people there know how to find every knot in my muscles and work
However the other thing I love about that place is that because it is so tiny you can hear all the people walking by outside
in the shopping centre. There is a constant low hum of activity but
when someone walks past close you can catch 4 or 5 words of what they
are saying. With such tiny snippets of conversation you have no idea what they are actually talking about so I let my mind wander with the possibilities.
the whole experience is intensely relaxing, my muscles come out
marshaled into order and my brain has been completely diverted from
life's stresses to a hundred tiny fantasies. It really is the perfect
activity for a Sunday morning.
Do you like massages and which type do you prefer - relaxation or pummeling?