Dec 22, 2010


I've been longing for a full body massage since the beginning of this month. Schedule had been so very busy for me the previous months plus a big event lined up for me on the second week of the December add up the Holiday season.Whew!

Can somebody treat me for a nice and relaxing massage?

Wait no more! Just yesterday, I had a taste of what they call a Swedish Massage for FREE!

I was not impressed at first. I am used to hard massages like the traditional HILOT, not until I had my left arms finished.

Swedish Massage got me on my arms

For you massage virgins, Swedish Massage is the way to go, especially if it is your first time at a spa. 

During Swedish Massage, massage therapists use massage oils to facilitate smooth, gliding strokes called effleurage. Other classic Swedish Massage moves inlcudes kneading friction, stretching and (sometimes) tapping.

Swedish massage uses firm but gentle pressure to promote relaxation, ease muscle tension and create other health benefit.

Relaxation for FREE

Commonly, during your Swedish Massage session, you are nude under a towel or sheet lying down; but for my case, since it is free, I am on a sitting position with my clothes on. It must be more relaxing when your lying down and nude, must try that one soon.

Again, Swedish Massage is best for first timers but if you had been going in and out of spa for times already, you might not be happy with the gently and smooth strokes you will be getting from this particular type of massage.

a Gentle Head Massage

Did i mentioned I had it for FREE? Yes, I got from the Stratford International School Swedish Massage Students under the program of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority or popularly known as TESDA. They need to massage number of people as part of their On-the-Job Training.

Special thank you to JOHN MICHAEL- the trainee Massage Therapist 
and to Laurienz for these camera phone photos.

1 comment:

  1. Massage is really good especially if you are stressed from work or in school. Last night I was able to go to the spa and tried Anti Stress Therapy. Its really good, and really cheap. It only costs 600 for 90 mins. Great offer right? But I see, you are residing in Gen. Santos. You should try Ahavia lounge when you visit Manila. And thank you for sharing this post.