Monday, March 26, 2012
Happy Buddha bills itself as a reflexology, foot spa but it is so much more. For thirty five dollars you get a whole bunch of fixing. About an hour's work. Since I have been having heel problems with my right foot lately I thought I would give it a shot.
You walk in to the clean and nicely decorated foot spa and are seated in a reclining chair and offered a cup of unsweetened chinese herb tea. The manager handed me a reflexology chart that showed all of the locations on the foor and their corresponding organs on the human body.
A large chinese woman came over with a bucket of herbs and warm water and we started soaking my feet. I first got a scalp massage, then a neck and shoulder massage, fairly deep. From kneading to light pummeling. Then she started working my feet and calves. Ended with more whole body work.
I was blown away by the skill level of this woman. As good as any western massage in memory. Amazing amount of work for the money. Happy Buddha!