Outlet: Plaza Damas
Service tried: Full body massage
Last visit: October 2018
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Cleanliness 4 / 5
Customer service 3.5 / 5
Skill 3 / 5
Facility 3 / 5
Ambience 3.5 / 5
Couple of years back, I have frequented this brand for a number of times. But, this time round, there is something oddly unfamiliar about the brand from the moment I stepped in. It did feel as though they have gone through some re-branding but using the same facade and interior design which reflect its old vibe.
At the counter, I was approached by a local receptionist (he came from outside from his cigarette break) who asked me what package do I want. I went on to choose the “tui na” massage (the same package that I chose last time). When the therapist came in, I realized that she is not Chinese from mainland China. Yes, it is a surprise for me because previously, it was always done by the Chinese as they specialized in this style. She seems to be a Thai (unsure though). Perhaps they have passed on the skill.
So I proceeded to the massage segment that is located behind the outlet partitioned by curtains and changed accordingly (front portion was the waiting / reception / foot reflex area). I didn’t take their provided golden boxer but I wore my underwear instead. I didn’t feel like asking whether I can go naked either cos the therapist looked pretty down spirited as though she was feeling dreadful with her job as soon as she walked in. Some part of me just would like the session to just get started without any other hassle. Throughout the session, she was non communicative, not even asking about the strength and she just proceeded to do the routine. But at least, the bed was very comfortable and big (in size). The draping used was good too.
Technique wise, I really didn’t feel it is as per what I have experienced before. For the good half of it, it felt as though I just went through another Thai oiled massage, very similar to what I have always experienced with many other brands out there at the moment. It started with the back with mainly dry (towel draped) pressure point presses using thumb, elbow and palm. Not long after, followed up with oil pushes using a lot of palm and arm. She then proceeded to the head for a moment before heading to the leg and subsequently turn to the front with palm presses on the leg, hand and face (not more oil being used at this stage).
When the session finished, I changed and walked out and the therapist was nowhere to be seen; felt as though that she just want to get it over and done with. Throughout the session, there was also constant sound of boiler (I think) which I thought it was raining outside initially. It did interfere with the atmosphere.
– I can’t say that I dislike this session and neither can i say that it did not do its job. But my compunction is did I really get what I sign up for?
– Was what I experienced really the “tui na” style?
– The price is not exactly cheap (mid range) which I felt was not on par with the service provided