I purchased a good deal from Groupon and went for my pre-arranged hour-long massage. Upon the purchase, I had to call a mobile number to make an appointment for the session. A lady picked up and it was pretty comical arranging for an appointment. She was booked out and was attempting to explain how packed she was for the weekend in a 'complaining' manner. After some negotiation, I managed to book myself in on a weekday early evening.
I arrived about 25 minutes early for my appointment. This place is easy to get to after exiting Centenary Motorway. Upon entry into the place, I found the interior simple but tastefully done up reflecting that they were an authentic Thai massage place. Despite being early, they were available and got me into the room ready for my massage pretty quickly.
The lady who served me seemed to be the in-charge. First of all, I would like to say; this massage is not for the weak hearted who are looking for light pokes. As how they have marketed themselves, the masseur is from Thailand. My session began with me laying on the bed face down with a towel over me. A young lady came in and she stood on the bed and began massaging me with her foot. I have experienced authentic Thai massage in Thailand before and this was not new to me. Whilst she was stepping on my back and leg, her movements were controlled and she made sure I was feeling comfortable by asking if it was too hard for me.
After about ten minutes of stepping action, she progressed to get oil all over my back and limbs. She slowly massaged through and as you can imagine, there were stretches of all kinds similar to yoga poses present! I am not exactly flexible but she managed to get me in those poses comfortably.
For those of you who are worried about having oil smeared all over your body, do not worry as nearing the end of my session, she excused herself for a short while and returned with a bucket of warm water and a piece of cloth. The back massage continued with a warm cloth on my back and then wiping away the massage oil on my body. The masseur was very professional, constantly asking if the pressure was good and ensuring I was feeling comfortable.
One interesting thing that I had to 'endure' throughout my session which I did find amusing after a while, was the lady boss who was constantly on the phone answering bookings and trying to fill them up by calling clients to ask if they were available for a certain time slot she had. It was exactly how she answered my phone call when I first called to make an appointment, with some haggling on the day and time of the appointment coupled with some grouses. The place is not sound proof at all, thus every conversation could be clearly heard.
Upon completion of my massage, I felt like I was in heaven! It was so comfortable that I walked out of the room barefooted for a while and realising that I had forgotten to put on my thongs only when I had to head home! It was an authentic and enjoyable massage that I will highly recommend! My muscles were loosened without any feeling of aches all over. I know for sure that I will be back!