Argh, my aching back!

So remember, way back when I got that massage voucher?. Well it expires on 30th September so I decided it was time to use it up (I still had $115 available on it) and splurged on a $109 massage.

The name should have tipped me off, “Hot Herbal Oil Massage” but I though it sounded neat. It was, kind of, but that oil was so damn hot! My shoulders and neck feel like they’ve been severely sunburnt and I have a bunch of scratches all over my back somehow.

Even without that (it did feel good in some areas, like middle-ish back. That was awesome!) it was quite possibly the strangest experience I’ve ever had. At one point, I was lying on my stomach and she had her legs wrapped around my legs and was pulling my arms back… I felt like we were in a wrestling match.

Then there was the pants issue. They gave me a little outfit to wear, the shirt tied at the back and she undid it when it was hot oil time but I had to take off the pants. I know this is pretty standard in a massage but I just wasn’t ready. So I closed my eyes and let her do her thing! Ok, so that sentence makes it sound like she raped me or something. She didn’t. I just feel uncomfortable having a stranger touch parts of my body that most people don’t see ๐Ÿ˜›

So, now I wonder. I have had 2 massages and both of them really freaking hurt. Is this standard? Do people voluntarily go through this pain… and enjoy it?

I can’t imagine I’ll ever have another one ever again.