The best form of relaxation for me is to get a full body massage from my regular masseur who is almost totally blind and nature has compensated him for that handicap by a highly sensitive touch. He massages me from top to toe following a systematic routine and uses whatever lubricant that the client gives him. I use an ayurvedic massage oil. The routine lasts an hour and it removes all the kinks from the body like nothing else does.

Ideally I would prefer to go for a full pizhichil treatment, but for that I have to go to the city and the commuting takes the pleasure out of it.
pizhichil 2

pizhichil 1

The trick is in having a steaming hot shower/bath immediately after the massage and after that, have a nice lunch and take a nap. When you wake up, you will feel like a zillion rupees. I guarantee that. Commuting, delays that post massage pleasure.

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27 Responses to Relaxation.

  1. Grannymar says:

    Some day I must try a full body massage.
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  2. Maxi says:

    One hour, wow! I’m falling asleep already.
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  3. Big John says:

    I’m reminded of a friend who ordered a ‘massage’ when staying in a Japanese hotel. He expected a visit to his room from a pretty kimono clad young lady. He got a huge ‘Sumo’ type man who he said beat the s**t out of him for an hour ! 🙂
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    • Rummuser says:

      I do have another masseur who massages wrestlers. He does exactly what your friend’s masseur did. I use his services when I feel the need for some rough massaging, which is not often but after some grueling time, it is very refreshing too.

  4. shackman says:

    sign me up!!!

  5. I have experienced full body massage and agree with you fully that it is marvelous. It was in Calistoga in the Napa Valley on my honeymoon and they put you through a mud bath first and then a heated cubicle or sorts before the massage. You are already a totally relaxed, cooked noodle before they begin and afterward, the energy level and sense of well-being are without parallel!
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  6. Maria says:

    A friend of mine was going with a fella who was studying how to become a masseur. I’ll never forget the day she told us that it was his assignment to call all his girlfriend’s friends up to his place and give us all full massages. I thought she joking, it took me a while to realise she was deadly serious. Four of us actually turned up and yes, he was serious. Then one of the girls’ boyfriend showed up and said he wanted a massage too. The ‘host’ complained of being badly tired the next day.
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    • Rummuser says:

      You have said something that has always troubled me. If there are a number of people waiting to be massaged and just one masseur, it can get very tiring for the latter. I do feel sorry for him when that happens.

  7. Edward says:

    I always wanted to have this kind of relaxation.

  8. NatureDudeME says:

    I love massages though costly and hard to find a person that can really do a great job, when you do though, it is wondrous. I have to agree with that commuting would take the pleasure out of it, its better to be able to shower, relax, nap, meditate instead of worrying about getting home to do so. Thanks for sharing!!!!

  9. Delirious says:

    I refer to myself as the “princess and the pea”, because I’m too sensitive to enjoy the massages here in China. In America, the massages are soft and caressing. In China they are pounding and digging. It’s just not enjoyable to me. I get bruises afterward! The masseuses here are also usually blind. My husband likes that so that they don’t see his fat. 😉 (although I’m sure they feel it. lol)
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    • Rummuser says:

      When you enter one of our long term naturopathy clinics, they assure you that the massage helps in reducing fat too! Quite whether it is the massage or the entire program which includes other elements like diet etc, is a moot point though!

  10. wisewebwoman says:

    yes I’ve had these, Ramana, and I feel like a new woman afterwards. However the facilities here in NL leave a lot to be desired. Lack of hot shower afterwards for one.
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    • Rummuser says:

      I will be going for a Swedish Massage, for the first time this afternoon. Depending on the outcome, I shall post or not about the experience.

  11. Nick says:

    That sounds wonderful. I’ve never ever had a massage but people keep telling me I should try one. Some day I will….
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  12. Life Student says:

    I didn’t have a massage for 40 years due to a horrible experience when I was young. Now it is one of the great pleasures that I forget to indulge in often enough. I must have too many pleasures:)
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  13. Marianna says:

    I know I’ve often commented that someone needs to get a screwdriver into my joints and do some adjusting. It looks like the person on the table is getting just that treatment!

    I agree with you in regard to commuting and treatment. It would be a different story if it were a meandering drive through pastoral country-side, like I used to enjoy.

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  14. Edongzki says:

    That’s very relaxing. Full body massage is all I want this weekend.
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