My birthday month ends today.
And what a birthday month it is!
I received a lot of love and surprises from friends. My family traveled to our unlikely vacation destination while I had to calmly deal with an onslaught of a few days dominance of online bullies. All’s well. Age has gifted me calmness and wisdom to disregard meaningless battles and let authorities perform their duties.
But I had to satisfy that yearning for a good and relaxing massage!
Back in the Philippines, a good massage is just a text away. Here in Seoul, hesitation always wins over me. I had a massage once, just once!, in a spa here in Sangam-dong. It was good. Just good. I longed for better.
Create Wellness Centre is a health care center located at the 1st floor of Hannam Building, the same building where the Itaewon Global Village Center (IGVC) is. You see, I frequent IGVC for their arts and crafts classes for foreigners. And the door of the Create Wellness Centre is always an inviting sight. I finally had the courage to book for an appointment through their Facebook page.
I had a very relaxing time last Monday under the expert hands of Miss Rose, the massage therapist. I had therapeutic massage and chose the one with oil. I did worry a little after I made the choice if I was going to feel sticky after. Without being intrusive, Miss Rose would ask me if I was ok each time she felt like she was putting more pressure than usual on me. I actually like a hard massage so I was ok with it. I think she was too gentle whenever she would adjust the position of my hands or move my towel. I appreciated that . My worry about the sticky feeling after the massage turned out to be a silly concern. Miss Rose systematically finished off my massage with a warm, wet towel that wiped out the stickiness from my skin.
Create Wellness provides comprehensive holistic care and is the place to go if you have neuromuscular disorders and other physical discomforts that require attention from the centers’ licensed chiropractors, naturopathic doctor, physical therapists and massage therapists. In my case, I was only after a relaxing massage so I didn’t set an appointment for consultation. But I did get to see Dr. Sunjae Lee, Create Wellness’ naturopathic doctor and manager.
No wonder Dr. Sunjae Lee’s name was familiar. Earlier that morning, I realized that I had corresponded with him before when I was Secretary of Dwight School Seoul’s Parents’ Association. Aside from being the center’s Manager and Naturopathic Doctor, he is a professional saxophonist and was with his band performing during our Dwight Night Gala last November.
Create Wellness provides a respite especially for the foreign community here in Seoul. Aside from the services the center offers, the English-speaking community will feel at ease with its bi-lingual staff. You know you are getting the services you desire when there is no language barrier. I highly recommend the center to both my foreigner and Korean friends. I got my massage for free in exchange of an honest blog post but Prices are available at the website or you can get in touch through Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: (02) 749-4849.
I was actually expecting some muscle aches day after the massage since I haven’t really indulged myself in one for long now but it had been 3 days and I’m happy to say that I haven’t felt any muscle aches.
Now, I’m more than ready to face September!
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