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Hello.

Love to be in front of the camera, but sometimes hidden behind it. Never ending passion for food & fitness. Hope you enjoy my journey!

THAI ODYSSEY.

THAI ODYSSEY.

What is life without salad?

HEALING.

Yoga has been a part of my life for many years. Throughout my yoga-destiny-searching journey, I've attended variety of classes, workshops and courses. One of the many is Thai Yoga Massage. (surprise, surprise! so am I.) My first thought was "yoga is not from Thailand!", then everything started to make sense as I deepen my knowledge and practices. Knowing yoga can be part of a body healing ritual is such a beautiful enlightenment. 

I'm not going to teach you how to do a Thai Yoga Massage, but to introduce a massage that closely resembles yoga. Thai Yoga Massage is an ancient healing system combining acupressure, Indian Ayurvedic principles, and assisted yoga postures. 

How do you normally select your massage treatment if you go to a spa? A typical massage parlour will just go with the default massage. In a spa, there are so many different styles to choose from, and I would always choose the more unorthodox ones for the sake of experience and different pain inducing pleasure. 'Cause you know, no pain no gain. hah! Seriously now, you would want the masseur to work harder to get every single cents' worth, right? I know!

Here is a list of services available at Thai Odyssey. I personally recommend 90mins or 120mins treatment to allow your body to fully relax and rest.

Here is a list of services available at Thai Odyssey. I personally recommend 90mins or 120mins treatment to allow your body to fully relax and rest.

Why would I choose a traditional Thai massage now?

Thai Odyssey therapists use Thai Massage to unblock trapped energy. As is the custom with this sort of treatment - sometimes known as passive yoga - their expert therapists maneuver your body into yoga-like stretching positions, applying pressure along the meridians and mobilising joints. 

I am blessed to have the opportunity to try the traditional Thai massage at Thai Odyssey, Bangsar Village. The masseurs are professionally trained, the ambiance is lovely, the place is clean, and the services are good.  

Here I am! First time stepping into Thai Odyssey.

Here I am! First time stepping into Thai Odyssey.

Feeling excited to give our overworked & extremely tensed muscles a good relaxation. Loverboy mostly do heavy lifting, and myself mostly yoga. (Both qualified instructor, FYI, you know who to look for if you need cute PT! I'm talking about myself, of course! Loverboy is off limits. Ahem! )

Feeling excited to give our overworked & extremely tensed muscles a good relaxation. Loverboy mostly do heavy lifting, and myself mostly yoga. (Both qualified instructor, FYI, you know who to look for if you need cute PT! I'm talking about myself, of course! Loverboy is off limits. Ahem! )

The waiting space, and there is a cabinet in front where they display their products for sale.

The waiting space, and there is a cabinet in front where they display their products for sale.

The waiting area.

The waiting area.

You learn how to pour your own tea as part of cultural exchange .....

You learn how to pour your own tea as part of cultural exchange .....

KIDDING!!! Someone will come and do it for you. Please allow them to do their work. hehe!

KIDDING!!! Someone will come and do it for you. Please allow them to do their work. hehe!

Gentle scrub for the feet before proceeding to the massage.

Gentle scrub for the feet before proceeding to the massage.

Look at us, VIP room!

Look at us, VIP room!

First time in Thai Odyssey. Super excited!

First time in Thai Odyssey. Super excited!

VIP room set up.

VIP room set up.

Head & face rest part. They do know how to charm you . .

Head & face rest part. They do know how to charm you . .

Massage bed prepared.

Massage bed prepared.

What do you do when you see a big mirror and nice interior design? A compulsory mirror selfie!

What do you do when you see a big mirror and nice interior design? A compulsory mirror selfie!

The bathroom in VIP room

The bathroom in VIP room

The shower area in VIP room. (p/s: for an emergency #1, you can still do it in the shower. for an emergency #2, God bless you.)

The shower area in VIP room. (p/s: for an emergency #1, you can still do it in the shower. for an emergency #2, God bless you.)

Found this in the VIP room but we did not get to use it. Still cool !

Found this in the VIP room but we did not get to use it. Still cool !

Thai massage uses no oil or cream and you may keep your clothes on. Those who tends to get overly excited and jump on the massage bed naked .. *ahem*. Please don't do that. Change into the clothes they provide for your comfort.

Thai massage uses no oil or cream and you may keep your clothes on. Those who tends to get overly excited and jump on the massage bed naked .. *ahem*. Please don't do that. Change into the clothes they provide for your comfort.

Sipping on hot tea after the massage.

Sipping on hot tea after the massage.

Thank you for the amazing Traditional Thai Massage, Thai Odyssey. We love it!

Thank you for the amazing Traditional Thai Massage, Thai Odyssey. We love it!

A little bit on our fitness background, loverboy (if you still don't get it, my hubs, and those of you who know us, you know!) do mostly heavy lifting exercises, such as power lifting, Olympic weight lifting, and all kinds of crazy strength & conditioning work he does with his workout buddies. I do mostly yoga, and some strength & conditioning work (trying to keep up with loverboy & revfam, but most of the time inhaling their dust. Thanks, guys. puff!)

This massage session feels like foam rolling & stretches you do on yourself without you even putting effort to it. How lovely is that? (gym junkies will know!) Those who do foam roll and stretches must agree that the torturous session can be quite tiring to do on your own, especially after a workout. So .. I LOVE THIS! especially the extra twist & crack before they end the session. 

A little tip for those who draw their eyebrows . . one part of the head massage includes rubbing your eyebrow so beware! Have your eyebrow pencil as backup or risk walking out of the spa as Cruella de Vil. 

For more information about the variety of massage and details of their outlets, you can visit:

www.thaiodyssey.com

 

KAIJU.

KAIJU.

ON THE TABLE AT HOME.

ON THE TABLE AT HOME.