Thai Massages – Where have you been all my life?

Until today, I’ve never had a massage before so I can only say good things about Massage Thai Way in Linda Vista, San Diego.

I made an appointment in the morning for 2:30pm and booked a 60 minute massage for myself and my cousin. As I was walking into their building and I was immediately greeted by one of the staff who asked for my name. The lady made an “aha!” expression and took me right in to one of their private rooms in the back of the building. My initial thoughts on the place was that it was very dark, calming, serene, and relaxing. It was very welcoming and I didn’t feel nervous since it was my first time getting a massage.

One of the employees instructed me to dress down to my underwear and I was confused whether to wear a white robe that was hanging on the wall. Whatever you do, don’t wear the robe like I did and just lay down on the floor or table. My cousin who has had a Thai massage before didn’t know whether we were supposed to wear it either. So, after mistakingly wearing the robe, I took it off and laid on the floor that had a thin mattress with white sheets.

The massage started off with a pre-heated towel on my back, which felt incredible. Then the masseuse went onto my back, legs, arms, and head. During those changes in body parts, she started doing light yoga movements with my legs. Some movements hurt, but I managed the pain. I do have to mentioned the masseuse asked whether it was my first time and she said she would do “medium” level.

Overall, it was a great experience. My masseuse never said anything about the level of pain or if I had any knots. The only time she said anything was when she had me do those yoga poses.