Our First Thai Massage
We went back to the Royal Hotel after some site seeing. It was now about midnight, but because of the time change our body clocks were all messed up. We had slept until almost 2pm in the day and now we were not tired at all. We decided to indulge in our first Thai massage. Our hotel offers them around the clock. It was 300 baht for a one hour massage. Not even $9!
It was a very interesting experience. Two small Thai ladies directed us into a room with partitions and foam mats on the floor. They hand you loose fitting pajama like top and bottoms to put on. When the lady came back she got us to lie flat on our stomachs. It is quite a shock the first time you have a Thai lady sit right on top of you and start to pull your arms and legs around! They are so tiny and light you can hardly feel they are sitting on you. However don’t under estimate their strength due to their size. The stretching, application of pressure points and massaging they did felt incredible. I’m sure we will sleep like babies tonight. At this price we may have to have one a day! No wonder people love it here.
Unfortunately the next morning when we woke up we were quite sore. I think they had over stretched us a bit. We continued to get massages during our travels in Thailand though. Our bodies became accustomed to the movements and we soon became massage addicts. We discussed how we would go through withdrawals once we left Thailand. Where would we be able to get such cheap daily massages?