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Massages: Who kneads them? - Straits Times (blog): Straits Times (blog)Massages: Who kneads them?Straits Times

By Joel Cooper Copy Editor [email protected] I like nothing better than to relax, unwind and feel the tension ebb from my tired body. What I’m not so keen on is having scorching wax dribbled onto my face, then ripped off with what feels like Scotch Tape. Yet, this was my punishment for vanity after I let my wife talk me into going for a facial. Call me naive, but I imagined it would be a calming, tranquil experience. Images flashed before me of cool cucumbers over the eyelids and contented housewives nodding off to the soulful strains of amorous whales serenading one another across the ocean. Never in my blackest nightmares did I imagine being trussed up like a Christmas turkey and tormented with an arsenal of terrifying implements that felt like they’d been shipped straight from Guantanamo Bay. First, the auntie who ran the beauty parlour asked me to lie on a bed. So fa...

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