Sunday, August 31, 2008

spare me from that spa


This is a dish of flowers on the porch of the old-house-converted-into-a-spa where I had my first spa experience last Wednesday. Sad to say, it was not a very good one as I developed an asthmatic attack in the middle of it. It couldn't have been the various fruits and vegetable scrubs that they used because I'm not allergic to any of those. Maybe it was the temperature that was to blame. The scrubs were too darn cold in the chilled room. After about 40 minutes into the two hour session, I had to tell the girl to please use some warm water as the shivers were turning into outright trembling. I think the girl was kind of insensitive. Not once did she ask if her client, who was coughing, wheezing and shaking was all right and was there anything she could do to make said client any more comfortable. Instead at one point she used a semi-wet wrap as a blanket that I had to protest and ask for a dry towel instead. Gah!

The session goes like this: one hour of body scrub using oatmeal, carrots, cucumbers and the like, followed by a shower (with a thermostat control that I could not figure out) then another hour of massage. After the shower I put on all my clothes and ran back to the car to get my salbutamol inhaler which got left behind, and things became much better after that. Hail to the inhaler!

And one more thing. They played this eerie/scary kind of music all throughout, the kind that you would hear in suspense movies where the knife-weilding-killer is stalking the unknowing victim and you, the audience, would silently scream in your seat, "Don't go there! Go to the left! Keep your head down! " Not a very restful audio ambiance.

So overall, I would say, never again would I go to that place for a spa. As you notice, the place goes unnamed but if you're from Dumaguete, I'm sure you would know which place I'm talking about.







3 comments:

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

dr. ness,.......aguy sorry, naka agik-ik ko sa imo post gyd uy....sory gyd kaayo.

diba ask cla kung dli ba ta allergy or any nga allergy ta or atong skin?

hala, kung daritso sila sa ilang routine wrks, no asking....na mao ra kay sa nabasa nako diri sa mga ingrs. kunohay sa iyag-yag....aguy, ako kay hubakon ra ba ko aning oatmeal....na madaritso ko sa hospital na noon.

nya allergy pa ko skin ani...aguy mamula ta ug kagiron...

imbis mag pa Spa....na nasag-spa na noon...na flying na noon ta ani.

thanks sa sharing....

diay, sa nakita ko sa pics,...kanindot sa mga bulak-pink calachuchi....with basel leaves?

abi nako ipakaon nato ni, kay diri mga flowers, like roses kay ipares na man sa mga green salad or decors sa mga menu, makaon daw....

sory to say ignoramos gyd ko ani, kay maisipan nako ang roses sa garden....ay di man gyd matulon uy....

sila, baling kaon sa mga roses, orchids or any....pagod-pod...crunchy daw....

na ako, kay ako ibutang sa akong dalunggan, as decors.....

or pagkahuman namo kaon, ako collecton tong wla makaon, ako dad-on sa balay ug ibutang sa flowers vase, see decors gyd.....smilessss

thanks sa sharing......basta duna koy nakita dha sa atbang sa SU coop? mao ba gihapon coop sa SU?-..duna toy nabasa nako nga massage or spa....pero nahadlok ko sulod to ask kay awa-aw man mora ko wla trust.........

sorry to comment this.....

happy sunday.......walay lingaw ron dia ra mi balay, not nice ang weather.

regards

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

diay , thanks for sharing the site-link,

wla ko balo where is this store.

pero ang family name, mora ug nakasulod ko ani nga store....

payag sa likod? asa man ni dapit....hay, mora man ko ug dli taga dgte....

daghan na gyd bag-o dha nga wa na gyd ko balo....

hope, makauli sunod, try my best to lakaw-lakaw n tan-aw-tan-aw.

nice to read the links, too, very interesting.

a million thanks again....

more n more post pa ha?

have a nice weekdays ahead na lang.

MerryCherry, MD said...

Doc sorry to hear about this nightmare of yours. The insensitive masahista was a clue already. And the music! Although natawa ako ha more than anything sa description mo.

Hope you are well now. First time mo pa naman. :(