Asian Secret #16 Get a Massage with a Friend

A Couples Massage

Not sure what to do this weekend? Bored of the same routines? Then try a massage.

Massage is as ubiquitous in Asia as getting together with friends to watch a football game in America. It’s a social activity and not as shady as you might think.

One of the best ways to enjoy a massage is to visit a spa with hot pools or hot tubs. Soak in hot water for an hour with a close friend and then go to the massage room. Get at least 45-60 minute massage and rest afterwards. Make an afternoon of your visit to the masseuse.

If you are worried about the price, just budget for it. Put spare change, or dollars, into your ME can everyday. When you reach $50-75, take it out and use it to get a massage. You will not regret it!

Medicinal Massage in China

~Pure Relaxation~

What is the first thing you think of when someone suggests getting a massage? For those who haven’t tried a genuine massage, it probably sounds dirty, but don’t let the negative press fool you. Massage is genuinely useful and even plays a substantial role in Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques. After a long week of work on my computer or dealing with university stress, I find that a professional body massage really helps. If you play sports regularly or receive an injury, a mix of acupuncture and light massage can bring your muscles back to their healthy state much faster[*]. People with poor circulation can get blood moving again with regular medicinal massage too. My mother often reminds me of the benefit her legs received in 2008, the last time she was in China.

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