today i met a friend for a massouchage and lunch. since moving to thailand i’ve had a few foot massages, but today i was feeling brave. ready to take the next step. i felt ready for the whole shebang. (it might not really have been the whole shebang, but it included my buttocks – so i’m thinking that’s pretty close to the whole shebang.)
the foot part was quite lovely. not as painful as others have been. i don’t think i grimaced once while she pulled my toes and poked my heel and dug her thumb into that ultra delicate spot right behind my knee – i can actually say i enjoyed it. and it had me feeling pretty optimistic when she directed me to lay down on my stomach on a mat. that’s when i was accosted. elbows were used. feet and knees. and thumbs. at one point she tried to pop my head off my neck and when that didn’t work she tried to twist it off and pry it off and yank it off. and she twisted my body so my upper torso was facing the opposite direction of my lower torso. no easy feat, but she managed. and then she gave one more go at the popping off of the head.
about the time i had absorbed all the brutality i could take she did a lovely scalp massage.
so lovely i think i’ll go back and do it all again next week.