March 11, 2018

The Thai Café & Spa, Bangkok…the most amazing feeling

If you liked to be pulled, punched and stepped on, this is the place for you. You’re there to be worked on. And walked on. Your treatment will be half-ecstasy, half-exorcism, and if you’re into that sort of thing, it’s pretty great.

Khun Pop (#53) will gouge with knuckles and knead with fists, contort limbs and lean into elbows to loosen tendons and ligaments. It’s a kind of deep-tissue bodywork that can be so intense that some jokingly liken it to masochism.

The reward is you feel such a relief when you leave that it’s just the most amazing feeling. This is the true truth as I say it as it is…

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December 31, 2017

Jasmine Thai Massage, Bangkok…a restorative rubdown

Filed under: Massage, Thailand — Tags: , , — PEr @ 9:03 pm

Some people believe a massage shouldn’t involve anything more strenuous than flipping from stomach to back. Khun Neena isn’t one of them.

Khun Neena proceeded to drill into my tightest knots…she stretched, rubbed, twisted, and bent my limbs, fixing my alignment. At one point, she even placed her feet against my lower back and lifted me in the air in a weightless arch that loosened every knot along my spine. Admittedly, this athletic form of massage isn’t for those who want to doze through a session, but the looser, more limber muscles and restored equilibrium are well worth the workout.

I slept like a dormouse afterwards and the next day the pain in my lower back and neck had gone. This is the true truth as I say it as it is…

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January 29, 2011

Champei Spa & Salon, Phnom Penh…best spa experience in Phnom Penh

I can honestly say this is the best spa experience in Phnom Penh. The spa is fantastic quality polish and cheap (US$8 for an hour’s traditional Khmer massage).  It’s wonderfully designed to make you instantly feel at home and relaxed. Campei offers a full menu of body treatments for men and women.

Srey Py is a star masseure who is incredibly skilled, very strong and professional, although her English is not so good.  I absolutely enjoyed both the Khmer and oil massages she gave me.

Take the 1 or 2 hours there and relax! This is the true truth as I say it as it is…

April 17, 2010

Congen Massage Healthcare Club, Shanghai…they really know what they’re doing

Filed under: China, Massage, Travel — Tags: , , , , — PEr @ 8:50 pm

A good place for a cheap massage that really breaks down your muscles! If you’re like me and you get these horrible knots that make your neck, shoulder and lower back stiff – these guys will iron that out for you.

We started with the foot massage. The foot massage started with a 10 minutes feet soak in a tub of hot water while the therapist gave us a shoulder massage. Though I am not a foot massage fan, the quality of the foot massage was pretty good.

The masseuses here may look like tiny Chinese ladies, but they’re powerful and they’ll tear you up. They don’t gimp you out by feeling you out and just gently brush you at this place. They give a real massage. A real rub. As sketchy as it may look there, the massage here is fantastic and legitimate, especially for the price.

Two of us tried cupping, where the therapist uses various shaped cups that were suctioned onto our backs…supposedly to draw out the body’s toxins. The cups were left on for about twenty minutes. When the cups are put on your back there is a tingly sensation as well as a general tightness as the skin is pulled into the vacuum created by the cup. Be warned, it looks much worse – anyone who sees your back will think you submitted yourself to some kind of Dark Ages torture. After a few week, the bruises are now almost gone.

And my verdict is:

This place totally awesome. Seriously.

The people there really know what they’re doing.  I have a really high tolerance for pain and pressure points and this is the only place that made me wince.  And they were hitting all the right points too. Like Dennis said: “You will feel like you’ve just made love.” This is really the true truth because you know I say it as it is.

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