Lifestyles of the rich and famous on a budget
You can treat yourself to a really nice hotel, to great restaurants and all sorts of other luxurious indulgences that won’t bust your vacation budget.
Of course, one of the big things here in Thailand are massages.
Wherever you go, you’ll hear someone asking “Mister, want massage?”
And depending on the neighbourhood, you can get a massage for just about any part of your body that you can imagine…
But that whole scene is actually pretty depressing and not what I’d want to support in Thailand.
Taking a Takashi in Thailand
What I tried instead, was something a little more sophisticated: a Takashi facial massage.
And they have great opening bargains that I just couldn’t pass by…
The equivalent of six Euros bought me 45 minutes of what it must feel like to be Brad Pitt. Or Madonna. Or whoever else regularly has their face cleansed, creamed and caressed professionally.
According to the Takashi flier, the treatment I got consisted of
- Complete cleansing
- Steaming / removing blackheads and impurities
- Massage in Takashi style
- Nourishing treatment
I have no idea whether all of these were actually performed on me because I had my eyes closed and just gave in to the pampering. Whatever it all was, it was very enjoyable.
I don’t know if that’s always part of the deal.
But my suspicion was that the lady may have found the fact interesting that I have a beard and most of her Asian customers don’t.
Generally speaking, I was extremely surprised how many men were in that place getting facial treatments.
From what I could see, most of them were just average guys. Sort of like “Joe the Plumber” enjoying a facial massage.
I guess we guys have come a long way since the days of Old Spice and Aqua Velva.