Never judge a book by it’s cover…
As you know, I’m in Goa for some R&R (unfortunately, very short trip, I leave today). Well, I decided to take some time off today and go to the SPA at the hotel I’m staying at.
I’m not adapting well to my bed in Mumbai and have been having BAD neck/head pains (I think from the pillow). I was having horrible migraines yesterday.
I went in for a 90 minute “warrior massage” – equivalent to a “deep tissue massage” in the U.S. I really wanted to work out all the kinks and sore muscles, the recent product launch combined with all the flying around, combined with my unruly pillow were raking havok on me.
I scheduled the massage and walked in…they did the usual – go to steam room, shower, blah blah blah…
Then I was placed in the waiting room to wait for my therapist.
Here opens the door and walks in…
…A BARELY 5 foot woman, VERY scrony.
I’m not one to throw a fit or start asking for another therapist so I just mumbled under my breath in disappointment and thought “what the heck can SHE do?”
I was carted away to a pavilion overlooking the beach (awesome way to get a massage by the way with the ocean winds and sunset ambiance).
The massage starts…
So, she gets started and is just lightly tapping around, further confirming my hypothesis that “I’m screwed and just wasted money…”
All of a sudden, god knows what happens, maybe she took some instant steroids or ate some spinach, but BAM!
I WANTED TO CRY – but what kind of a man would I be?
This “small woman” was TEARING me up! She went to town. She was attacking with palms, elbows, knuckles, you name it – it HURT.
Then she calmly asks “is the pressure ok?”
…Desperately wanting to say “please lighten up…” my masculinity didn’t let me. I just bit my tongue and said “y…e…s… it.s….f…i…ne”
90 minutes of abuse. Don’t get me wrong, it felt GREAT – it was just what I needed, but wow, who knew deep tissue massages hurt so much?
Anyways, if I was staying longer, I’d definitely go back to her again. My entire body is bruised and hurting (which is ironically a good thing).
So…there you have it – DON’T JUDGE A BOOK BY IT’S COVER or you’ll get physically hurt too.
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