What happens when you combine yoga postures with acupressure and put a very unfit, inflexible woman in the room for the therapy?? Well read on to find out more.
Hey everyone, so I thought I would give you a little respite from the overload of skincare reviews and complete this post that has been in my drafts since December. Yes for 2 months now *hides face in shame*
As you know most of the O2 spas in Bangalore have been reviewed here on IshtyleAwhile and one thing that I can confidently tell you is that while O2 may be pricier than other spas, it is definitely one of the most luxurious spas that I have been to. It is always a pleasure to go there and every person I know who has gone there has enjoyed their therapy thoroughly.
The O2 spa in Phoenix Market City is on the same floor as the food court and while one may expect it to be noisy, it is anything but that. You can completely forget the about the outside world when you step inside here. The serenity sweeps over you immediately and transports you to a world of peacefulness.
For a change I opted for the Thai massage. I wanted something different from the usual Aromatherapy.
I was given robes to change into which reminded me of the Karategi (the karate uniform). Only the belt was missing. Feeling a warrior, I tied my hair, removed my earrings and watch, and waited for my therapist. The room has a bed on the floor and most of the O2 spas in Bangalore have a separate room or section for Thai massage.
A Thai massage is an interesting combination of Yoga like stretching with pressure being applied on certain points to relieve pain.
Now there was a point in my life where I was flexible (read as I could bend over and touch my toes), however the lack of regular dancing has most certainly reduced whatever bare minimum gymnast type abilities that I had. I do Yoga on a regular basis (my dad teaches me), but it is honestly not as effective as dance class was. Oh well, the sacrifices we make is always for the greater good (in this case for the good of my tuition kids)
The masseuse stretched out my muscles and twisted my arms and legs. It was like a Power Yoga session entwined with a lot of the stretches I used to do in dance class. There were points where I was a bit worried that it might hurt and I might get like a back sprain or something. However clearly she was very well trained because I could really feel the stretch in my muscles, and then when they were not being twisted in various angles, it was so so relaxing. I wanted to fall into a slumber, but that is a bit hard to do when someone is literally pulling your arms and legs. There were a lot of twists and turns and I know I wanted to panic at the point where she held my head and it felt like wringing the neck of a chicken. If you can allow yourself to relax then there is really nothing to worry about.
At the end of the one hour, I felt amazing. I feel like the Thai massage was a lot more effective in relaxing my tense muscles than a regular Aromatherapy. Since there are no oils involved, you don't have to worry about showering and all that. You can just change and you are good to go.
The Thai massage is perfect for anyone who doesn't like the idea of someone touching their bare skin, for anyone who is too lazy to shower after a massage, and for those who need complete relief from muscle fatigue. I would also advise that if you have any medical conditions related to your lumbar region, kindly consult the spa before taking up the Thai massage.
So tell me, have you ever had a Thai massage? Would you?