Adventure Challenge – Day 76: Thai Massage

I was hoping to do another hike tonight, but decided with my stiff muscles maybe I should take it easy instead. I started getting a little stir crazy in my hotel room so I looked up massages on a whim. My legs are sore from yesterdays hike. 

I have a friend who has talked about how much he loves Thai massage. In fact, he said it was the best massage he has ever had. I found Arcadia Thai Spa in Arcadia, CA and decided to give it a try. I am sooo glad I did. 

I am not new to massages. If I were rich, I would have a personal massage therapist. It is most definitely one of my favorite indulgences. I don’t get them often, but completely appreciate when I do. I knew this would be a different kind of massage when I had to fill out the entry survey and one of the questions asked if I was comfortable with them walking on my head. (I marked no). 

When I was ushered into my room the first thing I noticed was that the massage bed was much larger than usual. I was also instructed to leave my underwear on (normally massages are nude). I very quickly started appreciating the difference of this massage. The massage therapist crawled on top of the bed using her body weight and leverage to work on my muscles. She used her knees, elbows, and forearms. It was amazing. She would put my body into yoga poses and use my own muscles to stretch. 

I am most definitely a fan of Thai massage and wish there was a place in Kansas City. 

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(This picture was taken off of their Yelp page)

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About strokeofred

I am from Kansas and I have traveled all over the world. I am an artist, and I have a business brain. I love skirts and tennis shoes. I like to get dirty and ride motorcycles. I am sensitive and I can be mean. I love nature, and believe in protecting it. I love to laugh, and feel better after a good cry. I can be stubborn and impatient. I am constantly growing. I am open and free. I look to be inspired and love to inspire. I play guitar and secretly want to play drums. I have a puppy that brings me great joy. I love hugs, cuddling, holding hands...and wrestling. I love the mountains and the beach. I have to make a pilgrimage to the ocean at least twice a year to balance myself. I believe in balance in all things. Traveling is a passion, and meeting interesting people from all over the world is the perk! I have small town values, and big city dreams. I love beer, hate wine. I believe that what you put out comes back. I believe and live by the belief of treating others like you want to be treated. I enjoy stimulating conversation, and a good sense of humor. Caffeine is my drug of choice, and coffee over chess or good conversation is my luxury. I am strong but sometimes feel small. I strive to be my authentic me.
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