Thursday, April 06, 2006

Massage Envy

This past week-end Jonny headed to Hong Kong for the Hong Kong 7's rugby tournament. I really wanted to go, but the airline tickets from Chengdu to HK were ridiculously priced plus taking the kids to this particular tournament might not have been such a good idea since there would be lots of drinking and nakedness (beer + nakedness = rugby!).

The kids and I had a relaxing week-end and did absolutely nothing! It was great and I just love week-ends like this. Jonny is more the person who pushes us out of the house on the week-ends, so even though we missed him it is nice to relax and do nothing.

Jonny returned on Monday and I wanted to surprise him with a massage. I had been trying to find a masseur to come to our house and give us massages like our good ole' friend back in the US Annette Hess (Happy 30th Birthday Annette!!!). I found two women who came to the house and gave us each an hour massage for the low price of $3.75 per hour! It was totally different from the massages back in the US, but you should definitely try a Chinese massage if your local spa offers it. They work everything and use pressure points. My favorite area is my butt! There is nothing like a good butt massage! They even massaged my inner ear, which was little weird! I love a good clean ear ;) and really don't like people digging out my ear wax, but I didn't even see it coming. The girl that massaged Jonny was partially blind and he said she was excellent. I have heard from other expats that there is a place in China where there is a massage place with blind masseurs and that because they lack the sense of sight their touch is much better than non-blind masseurs .

This week-end I am going on my first girls trip with my friends Sadie and Asma. This will be the first time I leave both of the kids with Jonny for more than a trip to the mall! We are going shopping in Shanghai and for massages at this great spa called Dragonfly. I think I am getting addicted to massages!!!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks Kim! I got a massage yesterday too. Maybe I should learn some of the Chinese ways of massage. I like to learn new modalities. Except, digging into the inner ear. I think I'll pass. But I do agree, a good butt massage feels amazing. (ok, does that sound gross?)- Annette

Anonymous said...

When Dan and I were in Cambodia, there was a school that taught massage to the blind. It seemed to be an profession that allows them to live independently. Your massage story brings back such good memories! Although we didn't get a blind massage, we did get Thai, Khmer (one w/prickly heat powder, the other oil), and foot massages - one for every night we were there. The inner ear massage sounds intriguing. - Madeline

Sarah said...

I am envious of your chick weekend. Have a good time!

Jill said...

Wow! You will never want to pay U.S prices for a massage again. Have a great weekend. It sounds so nice.

Maura said...

Have a fun weekend with the girls!

VeryApeAZ said...

I love me some massages. However, I don't think I'd like someone digging out my ear wax either. I'm kind of shy when it comes to that.

That's awesome that Jonny got to go. I am playing in a 7s tournament at the end of the month. I'm nervous because I heard it's non-stop running. And I've never seen it played before. I'm just going to wing it.

Anonymous said...

Hello strangers, looks like you are having a great time!! AZ is starting to heat up!! When are you guys coming back?
Tim Vigenser