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Where I Went For A Rub Down

Reviewing: Swedish Massage Equinox Luxury Resort & Spa, Vt  |  Rating:
rachelreviews By rachelreviews on
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Yesterday, I really got rewarded; I was taken for a massage. I haven't gotten a massage in at least a year and a half. I used to get them more often for muscle pain and fatigue, but it got expensive and honestly, I didn't feel like it provided any long-term or even intermediate relief. Basically, it only felt good in the moment.

Since this was a gift to me, I was totally game. I wanted to relax and have some of my perpetual kinks and knots worked on. I was excited too, especially since this is THE place to stay in Vermont. I didn't stay there overnight or anything, but I'm just saying, it's where people yearn to stay in the green mountain state.

There were good and bad things about the massage. My mom and I got there at 2. My masseuse told me we got there at 2:03 (Yes, she literally told me that). She also continued through the massage to worry (ALOUD) about not being able to finish the massage adequately since "I got there late". In addition, she said that my mother and I took a "long time" in the locker room. She told me that it was now nearly a quarter after and we'd need to hurry to get everything in. My massage was for 50 minutes, so it wasn't that big of deal. I mean, 45 minutes or so? I'd take it! Besides, those aren't the things one wants to hear during a massage. I told her that I thought we got there at the right time, in response, and that I would be happy with whatever she would be able to finish, but I definitely felt like she put a damper on the energy. Sigh, it was quite annoying.

To the good, because yes, there were some good moments (Of course!). She was talented. It seemed like she knew what she was doing. When I told her there was too much pressure, she eased off. There were moments when I floated away to oblivion. There were times when the massage felt really good.

I loved the spa room and the appearance of the Equinox in general. The massage bed-thing had a heated blanket and heated leg roll. I never got too hot under it or anything. It was just really, really soothing. There is a sitting room where you go to wait for your massage therapist and there was a beautiful fireplace there.

So all in all, it was good. There were some negative things here and there. I'm still feeling sore from it, but I'm glad I went. I just wish the massage therapist didn't keep going on and on and on. I tried to stop her, but... It was a tough situation.