By Heather Allen
Every great once in a while I decide it is time to pamper myself
with a little bit of luxury. I like to try out the spa services at some of
the more luxury spas around town, usually just a massage but one of these
days I will have to go for a body scrub or treatment. Or so I keep promising
Today I tried out the 90 minute de-stressing massage at the Siripanna Resort
out by the Gymkhana. I confess I haven’t made it out there in quite some
time and found it quite busy. They offer a very popular lunch buffet so some
might consider going for the spa treatment and then having lunch afterwards.
I don’t know about others but I cannot have a massage after a big meal but
after a massage a big meal and a nice glass of wine is certainly appealing!
I certainly felt de-stressed after the massage and got to thinking about the
various styles. I do like to get a regular Thai massage but oftentimes find
that the masseuse tries too hard to “fix” my overly tight shoulders and to
break up the knots. I find that afterwards I am just as sore as if I had a
strenuous workout. Not really relaxing, to be honest although a few days
later I do feel better. But of course, the shoulder problem never really
Today’s massage was just the right combination of hard and gentle, I did
feel relaxed and not in pain afterwards. Perhaps this is what you get for
paying more for a massage. I’ve tried massages all over town, from the very
cheap laying on a mat for a blind massage to the high end. So far I have not
found the perfect massage. Today’s massage came close but she could have
spent a little more time on the shoulders but not as much as others do!
Perhaps I am too picky; perhaps there is no perfect massage.
But, I shall keep seeking out that perfect massage and can only hope that it
isn’t the most expensive massage in town!