Nov 21, 2011


There are very few guilty pleasures I indulge in. And massages are on top of my list. I actually keep away from them because I’m afraid I’ll get addicted for life, but sometimes I just give in.

I blame Google for this. They had a great massage policy for employees. Dirt cheap, really. And you could go like, everyday if you wanted to. The first one I ever got was a nice deep tissue massage right after gym. The pleasure was, oh well, nothing short of orgasmic (blushes deeply :D). Since then I’ve been hooked.

Foot massages, back massages, body massages, I love them all. There have been days when I’ve thought that if someone asked me to choose between a chocolate and a massage, I would choose the latter. An hour-long massage with some warm oil, a quarter of an hour in the steam room, a nice long shower, followed by some herbal tea. This leaves my body feeling so light, I almost fly out of the spa. If I ever win the lottery, I will keep something aside for the “Sumitra Massage Fund”. It is my long-cherished dream to go on a week-long spa vacation. Perhaps someday I’ll write a bestseller and become rich enough to afford it.

I’ve had a few weird massages too. Once I went to this place for a foot reflexology. It was nothing like I expected. The masseuse used a long stone with a pointy edge all over my feet. It was like paying for torture. I did not like that.

My favourite is the Thai massage. It’s a fully dressed one, so there’s very little mess involved. And it’s just great for aches. They do this thing at the end where they twist your back around and your spine goes “pop-pop-pop-pop.” It’s the most relieving thing ever, and it’s really hard to hold back a long moan. :D

I’ve just had the most heavenly massage today. Found this spa called Body Craft in Indiranagar, near my place. They got a 30% discount for ladies, so I jumped at the opportunity. So as I’m writing this, I’m actually floating 2 ft above my chair.

I went for a Traditional Indian massage with olive oil. Very nice, the masseuse was nice and friendly, she got the pressure just right. The customer service was great. Although the massage rooms were quite small, they were neat. I found the place a little less expensive compared to some other spas. The only thing wrong was the designing of the steam room. It had a kind of gap in the door so the room didn’t get as hot as I would have liked. But otherwise, nice service at a good price.

I’m terribly relaxed and sleepy, so I think I’ll go to bed early tonight. My mind is totally blank!

(Note: I paid for my own massage, and Body Craft did not pay me to write this. They have nothing to do with this post. Image credit:

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  1. :D i love foot massages. didnt venture for the remaining ones.

  2. I have never had a professional massage. Only those which my mom gives when I am really tired.
    You got me craving for a massage, with your writing. Will try it out soon :)

  3. Body Craft is my sister's regular parlour. :)

    I've never had a professional massage done. I'm really tempted to get one now!

  4. @Kalpana: Foot massages are amazing for tired aching feet. I love them too!

    @Keirthana: You must, you must! You're in Hyderabad right? Try out Tangerine spa if you can. It's expensive but totally worth it.

    @Spiff: Waiting to try out the rest of the services at Body Craft. Think I will have my haircut there. Go get a massage, now!

  5. Your post makes me want to get one too .. sigh! I just cant for a few more months..