Wednesday, Day 6
Today was a bit of a rest day as tomorrow we were Elephant Trekking and Friday we were off to James Bond Island. Hung around the rooftop pool, where Natalie had a great time having the kiddies pool all to herself. Clinton and I booked in for our Jet Lag recovery massages that arvo and were looking forward to a bit of real relax time!
Whilst Natalie was asleep Clinton went off for his massage. He came back looking relaxed and refreshed and said that this was the first time he had his back walked on.
I went down next and absolutely loved it. They are very professional and courteous. I was given a refreshing cool drink whilst I filled in a medical / info form, which I thought as a nurse was great. They were informed then of issues which may arise with having a massage. In my circumstance, I have rheumatoid arthritis in my hands and feet and am currently on high dose cortisone. My joints are swollen and tender to touch as well as I retain fluid from the cortisone. I also carry my stress in knots across my shoulders, neck and back.
Even though the English isn’t perfect, my therapist was able to communicate with me about the type of massage I was going to have and the areas she would be concentrating on. The massage was traditional Thai massage over clothes (bra off) and was awesome. She adjusted the pressure to my liking and did a fantastic job. I was sure that I dozed off during my treatment! She was able to work a few of my knots out, but informed me that I need to take time out for me and relax as much as possible as my back was very hard, like wood!
The Spa at Bel Air is great. Prices are what you’d expect for a Spa in a hotel complex, and the service is very good. They offer all kinds of treatments including packages.
I’d been told of a Spa down in Cape Panwa which isn’t attached to a hotel. These places have much cheaper prices, so if you’re after a massage every day, that’s where you’d go. Unless you had a money tree which was in constant bloom!
I thought I’d check out the Spa down at Cape Panwa and get a Pedicure done tomorrow.
Watched a couple of DVDs that we’d picked up from the markets that night and went off to bed. Slept like a log again. Heaven, Thailand is heaven…