My name is Ed and I am so addicted to foot reflexology massages. It started maybe 7 or 8 years ago, when a friend of mine introduced me to a very local Chinese massage place. After that there was no turning back. The thing I love about foot massages is that you feel rather refreshed, yet drowsy, and all warm and tingly, a little like how a good (not too tiring) yoga session leaves you. It’s almost like getting your insides massaged! In a sense. The theory behind it is that a part or area of the foot (hands and ears, too!) corresponds to an organ or another area of the body. So massaging your foot is really like giving your insides a little massage too.
And after so many years, I have had so many types of foot and body massages – from the excruciating (there is one in Katong known for their qigong which leaves grown men literally cringing in their seats) to the ones in places like Bangkok, where they are a fraction of the price, but also display a fraction of strength and experience. I have long decided that I like spas which don’t necessarily provide the most elaborate ambiance, but deliver good massages, be it body or foot. Who wants to be paying extra for ambiance? I’d much rather the money go toward the masseur making sure that I’m a happy customer! And being the cheapskate (or would that be masochist?) that I am, I’m not satisfied until I feel suitable beaten and battered. So many times those Bangkok ones just leave me feeling as if I’ve been teased a little. So not shiok.
One of the places I’ve really been loving recently is a gem of a place opened by my friend M, called My Happy Feet, at Holland Village. It’s convenient, and usually it’s pretty easy to get a slot, which is so important when you have a “hectic” schedule and need to make impromptu bookings. Is it possible to plan anything ahead when you have kids? And apart from foot massages, or Footworks as they call it, they also do Bodyworks. And they do everything well. I’ve been there for foot and body massages, prenatal massages, and even for therapeutic massages (alternating it with tui na) when I pulled something in my back trying to carry Abacus into his car seat and couldn’t walk without shooting pain. I’m lucky I never have elephant feet during pregnancy, but my legs do bear a lot of the weight, so they definitely feel the stress, and from the last trimester for Scout up till now, with carrying her all over the place, I have to literally put my legs up at the end of the day! So I’m glad I have a go-to place to help ease these pains of motherhood.
They’ve recently just moved to new premises in Holland Village so they’re now in a spanking new place just above Haagen Dazs, and will be opening an outlet at Purvis St. soon. Now if only I could tear the baby away from my side for an hour or two my feet would be a lot happier than they are now!!
My Happy Feet
21A Lorong Mambong
M – F: 11am to 9pm
Sat: 10am to 10pm
Sun/PH: 10am to 9pm
31 Purvis Street
M – F: 1030am to 830pm
Sat/Sun: 10am to 8pm
Disclaimer: I was not paid or sponsored for this review and am sharing this on my own accord. Man, just writing about it makes me feel like I need a good rub down, stat! All photos are courtesy of My Happy Feet, because I hardly even have time for my own massage. That’s the life of a mother, but hey I’m always glad I even manage to get out of the house!