So I was stuck in this dead city (because everyone went back lol) during this 4-day holidays, big sigh! Supposed to be a real good timing to go back my hometown in Kelantan, but then as expected, bus tickets were all sold out, and flight is never an option during festive season everybody knows that, unless you really desperate till you willing to pay that hundreds to get home. Sad to say, my last time home was during Chinese New Year, can you imagine that? *cry*
To compensate that, the bf and I had decided to "trade" the 2-way bus tickets with 1 hour full body massage, haha!!
So there we were, Thai Odyssey at Mid Valley Level 2.
The bf was hesitating should we opt for a cheaper massage like those around Bukit Bintang, and I was like, hmmmmmmmm, those seems like *clear throat* massage that comes with "special services" for me, duh!!! Okay maybe not all offer "special services" lah, but then to think of it, the massage over there not too cheap as well, full body massage still cost around RM80 - RM100.
Considering this is my very first body massage, I prefer to leave it to the expert and opt for one with well-trained masseur. Another reason is because of the environment, used to pass through Thai Odyssey in different shopping mall and I'm always attracted to their soothing design and lighting, especially the spa-kind-of-smell. So I still rather to pay a little bit extra for the environment and the service.
Ok, cut the super long intro, let me review my very first experience in Thai Odyssey!
I'd actually called and made an appointment before I went there, not sure is it necessary, but better pre-booked than to get disappointed when you finally reached and only to notice all rooms are occupied. The front counter are rather simple, basically you will be greeted once you enter, and they will confirm the type of massage you opt for and you would need to settle the payment before the service.
They do sell their products such as massage oil, body lotion and body wash etc.
We chose to have Aromatherapy Massage @ RM118 before tax, for 1 hour of full body massage. You may opt for 90 mins or 120 mins according to your own preference. Before the massage begin, we get to choose our massage oil. There are 5 types of massage oil available, I only remember 2 of them because I chose the one named "Relax" and bf chose "Purify". The other 3 have stronger smell like those normal massage oil, I don't want to smell like massage oil when I walk out, LOL... Relax has the best smell, as its name goes, the smell is very gentle and relaxing.
Part of their interior design, looks very classy and relaxing. I bet those cheaper pricing one won't bother to enhance the interior deco, the environment really count okay, it definitely makes you feel a lot more relax and comfortable.
Cleaning your smelly feet before the massage. Like the warm pebbles, not sure is it heat up from the bottom or the heat purely comes from the hot water from the tap.
Scrub and soap to clean the smelly feet, LOL...
If I were to give negative feedback, the only thing that made me feel bad is to have an old lady washing your feet. I mean I understand this is her work of servicing the customers, but she is of my grandma age, or probably just slightly younger, how could you sit still and enjoy elderly washing your toes. I actually feel super uncomfortable and would be more than glad to wash it on my own.
And watching her wash the bf's one doesn't feel any better as well. To lessen my guilt, I think I actually said "Thank you" like for more than 5 times no joke. Saying once when she pass me the slippers, once when she asked to wash my toes, once when she done washing and so on.Still, it doesn't feel any better.
No, I'm not exaggerating or acting kind here please.
After that, we were ushered to our room. I'd requested for couple room when I called for booking. Would be nice to enjoy our first massage together.
We were asked to remove all clothes including inner wear, and they provide disposable underwear for change. I can't stop laughing at the bf, he's like wearing a diaper because the disposable underwear seems to be a bit oversize for him, hahaha!!! And then you would be like lying naked on the bed, covered with only towels, and the disposable underwear of course, LOL!
Hot tea was provided before the massage. Took a few sip to relax the mind and body.
The massage begin with back and shoulder massage. The moment the masseur started I was like, holy mama, this is too good to be true. The masseur was an original Siamese and the way they speak English is a bit funny, haha. Exactly like the Krappi Call from FlyFM, LOL! It feels a bit awkward at first because my lower half body was covered with towel, but then I feel like half of my butt is exposed, LOL WTF... I mean the masseur did it on purpose because she need to get to my waist for the back body massage. She had probably seen zillion butt already I know, but then it's still super awkward.
The back body massage took around 15 mins, then they shifted for legs massage. Still heaven, I have no idea how to express it. The pressure is just nice to sooth your muscle or nerves whatever, not too hard for me to yell in pain.
And after like another 15 mins, we were asked to flip over and lying down facing the ceiling. Then they continue to massage the legs from the front like for another 10 mins, and the arms for like 10 mins as well.
After that, the two masseurs mentioned something and went out. The bf and I was like, are we done? We were afraid that they are done but we still lie down there waiting stupidly, haha!!! But they came in again not long after and we were asked to sit straight, and enjoy the last 10 minutes of shoulder and neck massage. This part actually hurt a little, because the neck and the shoulder are a bit sensitive than others, and they put on harder pressure for the last part I was trying so hard not to make any ouucchhh sound, duhh...
So there goes the one hour full body massage. The masseur is really good and I really like their service as well. No hard sell, no subscription of whatever packages whatsoever, you go in, pay for what you want, and you leave. That's it. Don't have to be all stressful and annoyed with hard selling staff asking you to top up this and that, subscribe this and that blah blah blah...
They do have packages, of course with cheaper price than one-off service, but what I like is they totally leave it to you to decide or even figure it out yourself, no hard sell strategy at all.
Planned to have some shopping after that, but the mall was super duper crowded. I thought it gonna be less crowd considering many had went back or went for vacation for Raya. So we left and went to Jalan Alor for dinner.
Was a bit reluctant to go at first, street food after such a pampering massage is like so potong steam. *roll eyes* But the bf die die also want to go and try, so I gave up and just follow.
There were a lot of hawker centre there, but I seriously hate the workers from different hawker centre yelling to you hoping you to pick their restaurant instead of any others. So as you walk down the street, you probably have more than 10 people trying to pursuade you enter their restaurant. I SUPER HATE IT!
Too much of choices we finally settled at Restoran Sai Woo (西湖). Ordered Penang Fried Kuey Tiaw @ RM6, Oo-Jien (Fried Oyster) @ RM12, Kam Heong Balitong (a type of shell) @ RM18, 2 pieces of chicken wing @ RM6, and 2 milk tea @ RM5.
Kuey Tiaw taste like raw Kuey Tiaw, super pale colour and almost no taste. Oo-Jien is the weirdest one I've eaten, they just fried the egg with flour, and throw few oysters on top. The oyster is not even inside the egg, WTF??? Kam Heong Balitong was okay, nothing special to shout about but still not bad. Chicken wing, forget bout it, I can easily flavored the same one, no big deal.
Total damage RM42 for 2 person and I'm not impress at all. Rather spend it eating my favorite sushi. I know I shouldn't judge the whole road because of this one particular restaurant, saw a few review online that there are indeed lots of nice food over here. And I just happened to get one which I'm not satisfied at all, sien.
Bf read of this nice coconut ice cream review online and went to looked for it. It was kinda special indeed, tasted not bad, but I was a bit full from the not-delicious-food and ended up feeling so bloated to really enjoy the dessert.
So there goes my one day of holiday. Still have 2 days to go before work, and I'm so gonna stay at home not gonna spend anymore. Brought back works to do for this Raya holiday, sad, gonna work at home tomorrow.