Whether it’s the stub of a toe outside your apartment or the coat-hanger vendor who once again causes you to miss the green robot, minor menaces can turn into major meltdowns with the quick flick of the anger switch. Shed the shoddy stress-vibes and loosen up livid limbs and sulky sinews with either of the following magical 60-minute massages: hot-stone massage, Swedish massage, aromatherapy massage or deep tissue massage.
Block out honking taxis and that weird guy preaching his praying-mantis doomsday theory and indulge in a relaxing day at the Royal Jade – Steam Paradise. A cocoon of soothing ambiences, the Royal Jade Steam Paradise is a unique sanctuary neatly strewn with steaming wooden massage tables, wooden buckets and other original pieces; each serving a dual-function in creating a space that induces relaxation while acting as the perfect setting for body-bettering therapies.
Because your battered body probably feels as if you’ve been carrying the weight of the world – and that oversized, but ultra-chic handbag – let the healing hands of the professional therapists ease your bulky burden with one of four muscle-melting massage options.
The soothing hot stone massage will smooth away troubled knots and negative notions to the point where your mind will float away on heavenly bliss as the heated stones gently roll and glide over stubborn aching muscles. What makes the Swedish massage special – and no, they don’t play Euro-pop songs during it – is that it uses five different styles of stokes. Sounding eerily similar to Euro-pop dance moves, the strokes include a sliding and gliding, a rhythmic tapping with a little bit of friction and finally a vibration or shaking technique.
For the tired body and exhausted mind, awaken your senses with a one-hour aromatherapy massage. Similar to a regular massage, but with highly concentrated plant or essential oils added to the massage oil or lotion, the aroma massage has different and more effective healing properties. If you like your massages like you like your coffee, strong and revitalising, then enjoy a deep tissue massage; a treatment that might have you shedding a tear or two, but will ultimately make you feel amazing.
Massage fact: A variation of the Swedish massage is called the Norway Nudge and instead of using a sliding and gliding motion, the therapist nudges the patient with a frozen herring.