Saturday, June 13, 2009
going to Beijing for an hour
So, for anyone living in the seattle area, I have found a gem in Kirkland. The Beijing Herbal Reflexology in the Kirkland Parkplace complex (close to the QFC). For 60 minutes, it's $25 and trust me when I say, it's a head to toe treatment. You are led back to a recliner. They have about a dozen all lined up in this little space. You take off your socks and shoes and lean back. When the guy told me to take off my glasses, I thought "wha???". He plopped my feet in some warm water with my choice of herbs. Then he started at the top of my head, my face, ears, neck,shoulders, arms, and hands. Then it was the feet and trust me...you will know what areas of your body need attention by where the sore spots are on your feet (you can look at a reflexology chart later). The guy knows too and works extra hard on those areas...or so it seems. Then it is on to the shins (no fun for me), then the calves and thighs. It's all a mixture of pleasure and pain....or maybe I just really need a couple treatments. Then he has you move your wet noodle of a body and plop yourself onto the automan and lean over a prop on the chair. He then starts in on your neck, shoulders again and your entire back. My back was cracking all over the place as he twisted me this way and that. You feel like you've been through a yoga workout when you are done. Relaxed and amazingly good even though you know you are going to have some sore muscles later. Anyway...no appt. needed. Just walk in and they will quietly whisk you back. Don't come in speaking loudly...this is a quiet zone. and I swear when you close your eyes, you will think you're in some weird little place in china. I still can't believe it is only $25.