Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Where tired feet become happy feet :)
Located at 4A Maju Avenue,
this outlet at Serangoon Gardens was a breeze for me to locate.
Right above Cedele, opposite myVillage.
The main glass door albeit a little too cluttered with information,
offered everything that one needed to know without having to walk in to ask about services AND prices.
Which I really appreciated. :)
All these weary feet getting their rest upstairs.
I could hardly wait to get up there myself!
I was a little early for my appointment which gave me time to google about Foot Haven.
To be honest, I took the reviews with a pinch of salt.
My only experience of a foot massage was in the Siem Reap night market.
While that was awesomely cheap and good, I wasn't one to take tickles and pain on the soles of my feet and calves well.
Especially not when I'm just a bunch of knots, a day after my Gunung Berlumut climb with Y-Treks.
I was gently jolted from my reverie when the lady at the reception stepped in.
She immediately served some hot tea and even offered some biscuits in case I was hungry.
How's that for service?
She also brought over the treatment menu for me to pick my preferred treatment.
On her recommendation, I picked their popular signature of 30 minutes of foot and 30 minutes of shoulder and neck.
Oxygen therapy- CPR anyone?
This was an interesting product indeed.
I wonder how they're used.
The interior was dimly lit and could have up to 6 people doing their foot massages at the same time.
I saw a couple of customers walking in and the phone line was kept really busy but there were however, only three male masseuses available today.
Too many tired feet, too little hands.
This lady was a regular customer and she had some special tea leaves added to her foot soak.
When she asked her masseuse why?
She was told it was simply because she was special.
And you wonder why people keep coming back.
It's like home. :)
While I didn't get tea leaves, I did get a pair of SPORT shorts!
I was in a short skirt which although would've been covered well by the felt blanket,
would not have been the most comfortable for me to stay in for the session.
Especially not if I was about to squirm in pain.
So Alan, thank you.
It was a gesture I appreciated.
That's what heaven feels like.
Say hello to -almost- happy feet.
What really impressed me was how Alan seemed to know everything at his fingertips.
One press and he knew.
Not general statements that pain on some area of the sole equated to some area in our human system.
But through the course of the massage, he was spot on that my heartbeat was slower than the average.
Which was exactly what my TCM lady had told me.
There was also an area near my shoulder blade which he pressed and left me yelping in pain.
He asked if I always drank cold water- which I unfortunately always do.
When I asked if it meant I shouldn't drink cold water anymore, he wasn't quick to give a definite yes.
He just told me that it could mean early onset of arthritis and told me to get a rubdown more frequently to prevent it from happening.
And he promptly went to prepare a cup of warm water for me at the end of my session.
I am impressed.
I left Feet Haven looking like I am Cloud Nine.
Those spanking reviews were all truth and nothing but the truth.
Although you could definitely take my word for it.
But you should try it to believe it.
Not just for feet.
They have full body massages and even gua sha and ba guan which can be added on to any of the services.
Spoilt for choice?
I don't know about you.
But I've been spoilt by today's session. :)
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