Friday, February 29, 2008

Jeremy, being the great fiance that he is, got me a massage for my birthday. I've never had an actual massage before, so I wasn't too sure what to expect when I went in for it Tuesday afternoon. Weirdest. experience. of. my. life. Now it felt great, that's for sure, but all in all, it was strange. The masseuse was this old (60+) man who had on a pair of slacks, polo shirt, and a necklace consisting of a black leather strand with a red crystal on it. I'm sure it had some sort of healing powers but I didn't ask what those were. He leads me into the room and asks what I want to change about my body in the next hour. I was like "uhh, I don't know" and thinking to myself (change? I just want a massage!). When we get started I'm laying on my back on the table and he starts the "soothing music" and then proceeds to shut his eyes and it looks like he's meditating or channeling something while standing over me. The massage feels fine mostly and he tells me to tell him when something hurts and when I do, he responds in a soothing voice and says "thank you." It was a little weird, but whatever, the massage feels good. Finally when it ends he says he's going to leave the room so I can get dressed and as he leaves the room he plays these chimes that are by the door. I have no idea why, I'm sure there is a reason, but I didn't ask.

He kinda reminded me of Phoebe from Friends, but an old, slightly overweight, balding, man.

Now if this wasn't all weird enough for my first time to the masseuse, I get a card in the mail yesterday from him thanking me for "believing in massage." Weird.

5 comments:

erin said...

that is super weird. i had one once, and it was quite regular, in that it was some lady dressed in normal clothes, with no necklace or chimes, and it was still a good massage.

Cecilia said...

yeah, I got one in June. It was nice. The only problem is that sometimes they don't give you a towel to rub all the oil and stuff off with. Then you feel all slimy. It was nice though and there was soothing music. I don't know about the whole guy part though.

Melissa said...

Hmmm. Shaun and I got messages in January. Quite wonderful ones. I've never gone to someone weird though. Shaun liked the soothing music so much that the next time I went shopping I bought him a CD. He was excited about that, but I don't think he's listened to it yet.

ggranny36 said...

I hate anyone rubbing my back. I have always disliked that. So I would not be a candidate for a massage. Maybe if you do this again you will find a better one.

Zsolt said...

What body part he massaged? :)))