My First Swedish Massage

Massage by o5com

Last month I had the opportunity to go for a Swedish massage at True Spa in Section 13 Petaling Jaya.

My wife bought a package at the spa and she had lots of credit left. I had a day off and i was experiencing some pain in my shoulders so I decided to give it a try.

The relaxing day had a stressful start. Jaya 33 was packed because some warehouse sale was happening and I couldn’t get a car park. I was twenty minutes late for my appointment!

When I got there I was led to a small room beside the pool. It had glass walls draped with think red curtains. I got in and was told to undress.

I took off most of clothes, lay down on the massage table and covered myself with a towel. Then I waited, trying not to look nervous. I tried a few poses and positions and finally decided to lie down on my face.

The masseuse came in and he started to massage my legs, my back and my neck. It felt weird to have another man touching me but I got used to it.

I was worried about being naked and exposed but they cover you with towels.

I was thinking, “Is that all?” because initially it was just a very light massage.

Then came the oil. He squirted oil in his hands and really began to knead every muscle in my body into relaxed submission.

It was one hour of enforced rest and relaxation. I let my thoughts drift away.

After the massage I felt really good. It wasn’t as painful as I imagined but just felt ticklish at some point.

My shoulder pain didn’t go away but my body felt flexible and loose.

Maybe I’ll try the deep tissue massage next time.

The only thing I couldn’t stand was the oily feeling on my skin afterwards. Next time I’ll bring some strong soap to wash it off.

If you’ve never been to a massage I encourage you to try it out.

Photo by: o5com / cc

4 thoughts on “My First Swedish Massage”

  1. What’s the different between Swedish massage and other massage?

    It’s no good to take bath right after a massage coz your body will ‘masuk angin’.

    Adino: I think Swedish massage is just very superficial, not very painful. Other massage may use pressure on certain points in the body.

    Ooh… I didn’t know about the masuk angin. But really cannot stand the oily feeling.

  2. u go try thai massage see..
    they bend u til they scream
    sure yr shoulder ok after that
    btw, if shoulder pain on yr dominant hand, and yr in front of pc a lot, its probably an ergonomics thing

    Adino: Actually I can’t even stand the Swedish massage some times because I feel so ticklish. Not really looking forward to screaming!

    I think you’re right about ergonomics, because I notice the pain stops after I adjust my sitting position at work.

  3. done the massage and foot reflexology thing. a good massage makes me doze off; a good foot rub makes me want to scream.

    Adino: I would never dare to try foot reflexology. Feels painful even thinking about it.

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