Jacky Massage Therapist [Review]

Length: 3.5 mins read (708 words)

Outlet: Fortuna Court, Taman Yarl

Service tried: 90 Mins full body + Batin

Last visit: January 2022

(Please click here for Jacky’s contact)

Cleanliness 4.5 / 5
Customer service 4.5 / 5
Skill 4 / 5
Facility 4 /5
Ambience 4/5

Even on the first segment of the massage, despite only actively doing it for about a year now, Jacky has developed his own sequence that doesn’t feel as though he is new in the industry. The way he approached the massage make him seems to be a season therapist. He is able to perform a lot of the techniques with ease too. His massage is generally great for relaxation (not treatment base even though the traditional Thai modality that he practices may help you to treat certain conditions)

As I went in the morning, there was quite a lot of parking outside his apartment. I registered at the guard house before he came down and greeted me at the lift lobby (to bring me to his unit).

Before the session, he did ask me to take a shower which I gladly obliged for hygiene purpose. The massage was done on a broad mattress and it is a bit strenuous on my neck, as usual. But due to the modality that he practices, it can’t be done on a massage table. He has a room dedicated to the massage and he has suitable lighting and music to set the ambiance. The room is relatively big and it did feel comfortable and not claustrophobic even with his broad mattress.

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On prone, he first combined palm presses over a towel with stretches that you may expect from a traditional Thai massage. Personally, I am not a fan of traditional Thai massage as my body will automatically guard and stiffen up when the therapist manipulate my joints. However, Jacky did it with grace and he is very gentle that my body was able to relax and follow his manipulation.

He approached the massage part by part starting from my leg, then move to the gluts, lower back, followed by mid / upper back before the shoulder and neck. On each part, he will work on one side of the body before moving on to the next. It is very regimented in that way.

During the oil portion, he also did combine it with stretches and manipulation. What I also particularly like was his slow and steady rhythm which makes the entire massage very relaxing. He used a lot of thumb stroke fused with his palm. His routine can feel sensual at certain moments but also can put one to fall asleep easily especially while he is working on my back.

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On supine, he firstly work on the leg in which this portion has a lot of stretches compared to oil massage. Then he went on to the chest and stomach before the batin took place. Even the batin is very gentle with a slow and steady rhythm. This sequence is not too much my cup of tea as I felt it is a little bit too gentle and careful perhaps with the treatment.

He finishes the massage working on my head and face before seating me up and proceed with tapotement . He did use a bit of green balm on my temporal that gives it a cold (camphor) feeling. Once again, it was very calming. I guess this consistent unhurried and very leisurely rhythm of his entire massage could be one of his signature. Plus, traditional Thai modality require a different body stamina and agility and he certainly has a knack for it.

Note:
– I brought my own massage oil blend (meant for muscle) as he uses common olive oil for massage.
– If you want, you can also take a bath again after the massage has finished.
– Before and after the massage, he did offer me water.

Pros:
– Great skill with affordable price. Certainly doesn’t feel that he is a newbie in the industry (despite him claiming so).
– The whole rhythm of the massage that is great especially if you are feeling stress.

Cons:
– Wish the batin is not that gentle but for a lot of people, this could be very bearable and tolerable (in terms of the pain threshold)