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Fire massage, Guangzhou

This was part of a massage package. It all sounded very ‘safe’. My brother and I decided to try this exotic sounding package together. Setting knees on fire was only tip of the iceberg.

 

The menu of the palour was nicely translated by Google translate. *LOL* It was a good thing that I could read Chinese. I took the “Fine Foot” package, which includes 80 minutes foot massage, send fire and lymphatic drainage.

fire-massage-chinese-massage-4275Clearly, the ‘send fire’ had my attention. Fire treatment sounded totally up my rally. Weird thing though, I lived in Shanghai for 8 years and never came across this treatment before. Got to give it a try, right?

 

This place was clearly a total winner. They offered gigantic disposable shorts for comfort.fire-massage-chinese-massage-4278.JPGThe foot massage was pretty standard.

What came up next was just wrong…fire-massage-chinese-massage-4286.JPGThis was the lymphatic drainage. She put a candle in my ear and massage my neck / upper back. I don’t even know how to describe this sensation. It’s like having something making a hissing sound in my ear, with the imminent flame thread close to my hair?

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Yup, that’s a lighter right there.

It was time to get ‘send fire’.fire-massage-chinese-massage-4316.JPGIronically, it did not feel bad. It was just intensely warm? That went on for about 3min? I’m not sure. I was besides myself and my brother was laughing his head off.fire-massage-chinese-massage-4320.JPGI didn’t really understand the point of this exercise. She did explain that it supposed to have helped the body to release ‘cold air’? It was a fabulous choice for sibling bonding time. It’s a winner. I’m glad that I’ve done it, but I won’t do it again 😛

 

Want to see my first knife point Chinese style pedicure? Click the below. This was filmed back in the days when I first moved to China. I laugh at myself now *LOL* It’s a series of 3 videos. I do not know how to link up videos 😛

 

Where was I?

This was in Guangzhou. Many massage parlours offer similar package.

*I must have lost their card. Sorry, I don’t remember the name of the place.fire-massage-chinese-massage-4318.JPG

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16 Comments

  1. I’ve gone for massages in Shanghai and those ladies are THOROUGH… and such strong hands!
    I’ve never heard of a fire massage before! Although I have heard of ear candling… still unsure what they are supposed to do? I don’t think health and safety protocols would allow something like this here! 😆

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    • Wahahha 😂 the fire department surely will it take it well.

      Ja, those ladies have so strong!! Feet massage hurted like hell when I was in Shanghai, but they’re always convinced that the intense pain was good for me and that it was a sign of poor health 😅

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  2. The candle thing is quite common in hairdressers in china, yes? I’ve had hair cuts in GZ and they’ve suddenly shoved a lit candle in my ear. It helps if you’re expecting it obviously.
    I had the cupping thing done there too. I screamed the place down. Then when I looked up I noticed 3 fire extinguishers lined up by the massage table.

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    • I don’t know whether it was common in Guangzhou. For my 8 years in Shanghai, this was not common at all *LOL*. Wahaha it would most certainly help if I knew what to expect. O, you are brave. Those cupping things hurts like hell.

      Wahaha they use fire for cupping too~~ better safe than sorry 😛

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