It starts off with a complaint; a harrowing long-haul flight or stress at the office has resulted in tense shoulders, a stiff neck, achy calves and the like. Enter the sympathetic partner, friend or family member who assures you of their superior massage capabilities and gets down to business attacking a knot in your back.
Within seconds, it dawns on you that you’ve made a dreadful mistake: their massage prowess was an exaggeration and the existing pain is joined by new aches and pains. You cut the session short, utter a quick “thanks!” and then you continue along in your state of misery.
Next time, leave it to the pros. At these Mississauga hotels, you can combine a stay with some professional pampering. These magicians can work through those knots and send you off feeling years younger.
It’s worth thinking about what you are looking for from a massage before you book as some are more suited to relaxation while others target specific health problems. If you are suffering due to muscle or back pain, it’s worth seeing a doctor who could prescribe a massage — a service covered by some insurance providers.