29 June 2010

Massat @ Ubud

I had been attracted to the offer eversince the Ubud Spa hung up banners along the roads around BBB.  On sunday I happened to park my car in front of the Spa when I wanted to go to the nearby MyMydin.  I immediately memorised the phone number and promised myself that I will call them soon.
Yesterday after completing my mundane housework, I dialled the number (before I had coldfeet) and enquired about the offer.  To set the calm mood, a SYT whispered back..  Hahaha.. I immediately asked about the offer.. RM38 for a full body massage before SYT could embarked on the other more expensive packages they have.  Oh yes, they have 3 types of full body massage ie. Relaxing (which I suspect is merely spreading oil on the body - jahatnya!), Thai (you know the type where they fold your body in pretzel shapes!) and Traditional (you have a choice of Malay or Indonesian massage therapist).
Enquired if they have an opening immediately (saja gatal!), and I could hear pages swishing over the phone as SYT checked the appointment book and she answered that there is one at 1pm.  I chickened out at the last minute (must prepare my self mentally first meh..) and asked what time they were opened.  SYT confirmed that they were opened from 11am to 11pm.  Again enquired if there is an opening, tomorrow at 11am.  More pages swished and pause.. SYT replied in the affirmative.  Quickly gave my name and phone number and confirmed the 11am appointment (before I chicken out again!!)

So this morning I drove to the Spa minutes early (excited agaknya, hahaha) and parked as close as possible to the entrance of the Spa.  Mana lah tahu if I would be too handicapped to walk far after the massage.  The stairway to "Heaven" was dimly lit.  Huhuhu.. Rang the bell and after a few minutes, SYT came to open the door.  The staff was having an early morning staff meeting.  More likely a pep talk and I take that as a good sign.
SYT confirmed my appointment and proceed to explain the other available packages.  She managed to sell me a package that includes a foot massage aka reflexology.  Locked my handbag in a locker after grabbing just the handphone and followed SYT into the saloon.  Passed the massaging cubicles.  The dim lights and just a mattress with a small changing area in each cubicle gave me naughty ideas. Hahaha..

SYT took me to the foot massage area where there were several loungers lined up facing the windows.  The therapist asked me to soak my feet in a tubful of warm water to which he added some bath salts.  After 5 minutes, I removed my feet and he wiped it dry.  Before he started his business, I informed him of my ailments.  Remembered to inform him of my sprained toe.  He massage the twinkie and asked "sakit? (is this painful?)".  Hehe I should have kicked him.  Of course it was painful!  Angin ni kak.. Iyo lah dik.  The foot is a reflection of the human anatomy.  Overall it was painful as expected but bareable.

I was then introduced to Tia, my body massage therapist.  I purposely asked for an Indonesian therapist.  No actually what I told SYT was, "I am a big sized person, so make sure you assign someone who can give me a good massage, ok".  Previous experience, I had therapist who were pouring with sweat and each time they asked "rasa? (can you feel it?)", I answered "No".  So they gave me Tia.  She was hardly over 5 feet tall.  Hmm but experience taught me not to underestimate them. Kecik2 cili padi gtu.

Tia asked me to undress and lie down.  For the next 60 minutes I endured a torturing body massage.  Tia not only used her hands, but also her elbows.  To finalise each step of the massage she finish off with a combing down using the tanduk lembu (cow's horns).  Oh boy was it painful.  I had to remind her everytime the pain went over the "withstanding" level.  It was truly a head to toe massage.  She even massage and combed my scalp.  My body was tingling and felt warm all over.  Tia said it was a sign that the blood flowing through the unclogged blood vessels.  I was sure I would be black and blue all over tomorrow.

Overall I enjoyed the painful session.  Was feeling light (I know it is all in the mind!).  I might make this a monthly session if I can get a sponsor.  Amacam Sweetheart?  Boleh tak?  Pretty please.. (",)


rina said...

dah bole komen lupe plak ape nak komennye..hahah
offer nih sampai bile eh ma? still available ke dah habis dah?