Day 16 Goa
Trip Start Feb 08, 2013
24Trip End Mar 01, 2013
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There's a whole community of folk here from England who come here twice a year for about a month at a time
- depending on whether they are retired or not! They see the same crowd each time and love it!
A lot of them are the barfly types - as alcohol is really cheap here!
Just had an amazing Ayurvedic Massage for about £12!
It took over an hour and was incredible! Ayurvedic massage is a type of hard body massage from ancient India. It utilizes pressure points, oils, and has a whole philosophical background - a relaxing, fantastic experience
I did have to deal with being almost naked in front of a strange man though! (Mick was outside the door just in case anything was happening that I wasn't at ease with!!!)
He started off with an Indian head massage with me sat in a chair with my head tipped back. Lots of tapping, patting, flicking and squeezing my oil drenched scalp! It felt weird but great!
Then I lay face down whilst he systematically worked warm oil infused with medicinal herbs into all my joints - in fact there was barely an inch left untouched! Long vigorous sweeping strokes from heels to fingertips and then using some sort of damper thing with really hot oil so that I winced with the heat of it! This was apparently to help stimulate organ systems within the body! I'm glowing at the moment! Sorry not many photos from today!