*If you’ve never had a professional massage before, here is a wonderful description.*
The door opens into a small room. The room is lamp-lit with a massage table draped with soft linens. A lavender scent lingers nicely. This room is quiet, serene, simple, and designed for comfort. Heat seems to radiate from the table into the body, no shivering in this room! Soft, soothing music plays. The songs are almost always unrecognizable but beautiful. It is enough to distract but never loud enough to disturb.
Hands with warm lotion or oil begin on the back. Long massage strokes, one after the other, signal the muscles to relax.
Slow, relaxing massage on the whole back is followed by detailed, specific massage on each shoulder. Living life creates muscle tension between the shoulder blades that travels up to the neck. Kneading on each side of the neck and on each shoulder melts this pain away and deeply relaxes the body. Hot towels rest between the shoulders to enhance the pain relief and deepen total relaxation.
From foot to hip, hip to foot, the legs are worked next. First one leg then the other, these muscles get kneaded, pushed and pulled.
After turning over one foot is uncovered for massage. That’s right, a foot massage! A hot towel wraps and compresses each foot, followed by a luxurious foot and leg massage.
Each arm is then worked and stretched including the shoulders, biceps, forearms and hands. Special attention is paid to the hands. Thumbs knead the palms and then each individual finger is rubbed and pulled.
The massage ends with the neck, face and scalp. Fingers massage each side of the neck from the back, side and front. Tension is erased from the whole body with the face massage. Slow circles at the temples are followed by deep circles on the jaws and cheeks. Eyebrows are traced and compressed along with the sinus area of the cheeks.
Claw hands explore the scalp and hairline creating goosebumps from head to toe. The scalp is kneaded and scratched both deeply and lightly. PURE BLISS. This concludes the massage session. All you have to do is lie down and breathe.