- 8 years ago
- Wedding: December 2009
So, on Wednesday me and a friend had a “spa day”. We went to a place we had never been to before (this being my first time EVER to have a spa day) and part of the package included a massage. Well, when I hear the word “spa” and “massage” I immediately think of fluffy white clouds made out of only the finest towels and gentle breezes blowing across my face as I lay there being pampered by Skilled Technicians of Beauty and Relaxation to the peaceful sounds & smells of tropical waterfalls.
OMG was I ever wrong.
The place we went to was HORRIBLE. I will never tell my friend this, because it was her generosity that paid for our Spa day, but I think I would have had more fun and relaxtion in the ring at a UFC wrestling match. I will spare you all the detailed list of reasons why the experience was so horrid, but I will sum it up by saying there was a complete lack of professionalism and communication, and due to the overall experience at this point I am seriously questioning the reputability of the place. The owner herself was the worst of all. Rude is an understatement.
Let me get back to the theme of the post. Massage.
I liked the massage therapist ok (who told me she had been doing that for 10 years, and has an associate’s in it). She was nice enough, an asian woman with a heavy accent, and we didn’t communicate much (which was fine with me because I was there to relax) but during my almost 2 hrs of her pampering me, I really began to wonder if she knew exactly what she was doing. The massage hurt like CRAP. She told me a few times “If I am hurting you, tell me” so when I couldn’t bare it anymore I would whimper or say ow, and she would lighten up, but then pretty much immediately go back to torturing me.
Now, it’s true, I had never had a professional massage before, but even afterwards, when my friend was done with her massage, she told me that it hurt really really bad. And my friend lived in Japan for 4 years and got massages all the time! She said the one we got hurt worse than any she had ever had!
That isn’t the only thing that soured me to the place, but like I said, I’d be typing forever if I went into all of it. It was really dissappointing and I really don’t think that place needs to be in business. It’s been 2 days and my left shoulder blade still feels like someone hit me with a baseball bat. I’m surprised my upper back is not black and blue.
Thanks for reading this. It was a complete vent I know, but I’m still in shock.