I’m not really a big massage person… I mean, I enjoy them as much as the next guy, but I’m not going to go out of my way to get one. I even skipped out on them in Thailand and India despite seeing massage places everywhere (both places have a reputation for having good cheap massages… especially Thailand). However, my friend convinced me that I should submit and get myself one of the foot massages that Taiwan is famous for (PS… in case you didn’t figure it out from that line, I’m in Taiwan)… and by convinced me, I mean that we were walking down the street and she told me that she was going into get a foot massage and I could just sit around waiting like an idiot or I could go in and get one as well (I’m paraphrasing here… ;-)).
Now, I know I’m a bit tight generally (I’m talking in the muscular/skeletal sense here people), and all that trekking hadn’t exactly loosened me up, so I knew a foot massage wasn’t exactly going to be the most pleasant experience. But good lord, I was not prepared for this… I’ll let the pictures do the talking:
That was a very intense twenty minutes. I actually had to sit in the chair for another 10-15 minutes just to be able to get up and walk around. Of course everyone in the place was laughing at me the whole time (can’t lie… I would have been laughing at me as well). Now, I knew that I was tight, but I had no idea I was that tight… maybe I should be having these done a little more on the regular if I’m having this much trouble with them? Something to think about. Anyway… there you go, my first (and maybe last) foot massage (brought to you by the island formerly known as Formosa).