Visited a private masseur who operates from his HDB apartment at Bedok area yesterday. I noticed there were alot of pigeons around the ground floor, I see less pigeons and more mayna at West of Singapore…anyway Mr. Lim specializes in sports injuries, muscular aches etc.. pretty good, my sprained arm of two months almost gone in one session, backache totally gone!
First impressions, he seems to be in his sixties, a little too undressed, made me a little uncomfortable. But he is very friendly, offered tea and ngho hiang where he made it himself, speaks more Mandarin than English.
Mr. Lim’s home feels a little cluttered at the living area, two fish thanks and a 52″ TV. Feels lived-in and homely. He has one room converted into a massage room, with a massage bed in the middle,dimmed lighting and background music, simple cosy set-up. There are shelves of towels, massage oils and creams including medicated oils. He also displayed photos of his younger days. Looks like a body builder.
There was some incense going too, atmosphere was very relaxing before the massage started. Phew, he is surprising strong and it was a little painful but bearable. He was very good at putting pressure at the right spots and going lighter at other areas. While massaging he constantly check if it was too painful and he would his strength accordingly.
After an hour of intense massage, I could feel my back totally relaxed, arm was much better and could lift up more. Had a great night sleep too! Well worth the visit!