Whenever I’m feeling rusty and need a kick-in-the-butt (in a good way), I get myself a thai massage. If you’ve never gotten a thai massage, you need to book an appointment stat. Yelp or google thai massage in your area. You can also find really good deals on their websites or if you’re a first-timer. I’m sure you can call and negotiate, too. I’m big on negotiating.
I never completely enjoyed typical Swedish massages because I’m freakishly ticklish and the masseuse would always spend more time on those areas. Absolute torture! I didn’t feel relaxed and massages are expensive so it was waste of money.
Then I discovered the thai massage. There are a few significant differences from your typical massage. For starters, you’re fully clothed (awesome right?). Anyone else get the heebie jeebies when a masseuse of the opposite sex gets close to your private parts? But the main difference is that the thai masseuse pulls, pushes, bends, arcs, and twists your body into positions it’s never been in. Dean describes it as ‘yoga done for you’ which I think is a great way to think about it. On your own, you could never do these things to your own body. Instead, a tiny Asian musters the force of a sumo wrestler to knead your body like dough. How often do you come out of a Swedish massage feeling like you’d gotten the ultimate workout? Of course not, you’ve just been slathered in baby oil and rubbed.
Dean says, “How can it be Ron, if it feels so right.”