The best form of relaxation for me is to get a full body massage from my regular masseur who is almost totally blind and nature has compensated him for that handicap by a highly sensitive touch. He massages me from top to toe following a systematic routine and uses whatever lubricant that the client gives him. I use an ayurvedic massage oil. The routine lasts an hour and it removes all the kinks from the body like nothing else does.

Ideally I would prefer to go for a full pizhichil treatment, but for that I have to go to the city and the commuting takes the pleasure out of it.
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The trick is in having a steaming hot shower/bath immediately after the massage and after that, have a nice lunch and take a nap. When you wake up, you will feel like a zillion rupees. I guarantee that. Commuting, delays that post massage pleasure.

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27 thoughts on “Relaxation.”

  1. I’m reminded of a friend who ordered a ‘massage’ when staying in a Japanese hotel. He expected a visit to his room from a pretty kimono clad young lady. He got a huge ‘Sumo’ type man who he said beat the s**t out of him for an hour ! đŸ™‚
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    1. I do have another masseur who massages wrestlers. He does exactly what your friend’s masseur did. I use his services when I feel the need for some rough massaging, which is not often but after some grueling time, it is very refreshing too.

  2. I have experienced full body massage and agree with you fully that it is marvelous. It was in Calistoga in the Napa Valley on my honeymoon and they put you through a mud bath first and then a heated cubicle or sorts before the massage. You are already a totally relaxed, cooked noodle before they begin and afterward, the energy level and sense of well-being are without parallel!
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  3. A friend of mine was going with a fella who was studying how to become a masseur. I’ll never forget the day she told us that it was his assignment to call all his girlfriend’s friends up to his place and give us all full massages. I thought she joking, it took me a while to realise she was deadly serious. Four of us actually turned up and yes, he was serious. Then one of the girls’ boyfriend showed up and said he wanted a massage too. The ‘host’ complained of being badly tired the next day.
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    1. You have said something that has always troubled me. If there are a number of people waiting to be massaged and just one masseur, it can get very tiring for the latter. I do feel sorry for him when that happens.

  4. I love massages though costly and hard to find a person that can really do a great job, when you do though, it is wondrous. I have to agree with that commuting would take the pleasure out of it, its better to be able to shower, relax, nap, meditate instead of worrying about getting home to do so. Thanks for sharing!!!!

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