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Modern torture!

I was walking home, crossing through the galleria heading to the subway.

I know this place like the palm of my hand and to be honest, there is nothing surprising in the shops that are there, so my walk was fast.

But this time, an incense aroma and this exotic soft music, caught my attention. I looked and I saw this little sweet Chinese trying to catch my attention. She was promoting this new shop there and she offered me a free consultation.

I looked inside the shop and I saw a lot of jars full of herbs with weird inscriptions. The music and the lighting all inviting me to go in, so I accepted (not before realizing that they offered acupuncture and massages).

This sweet old and small Chinese dr interviewed me. It was a bit hard, she speaks Chinese mainly, some Swedish and almost no English… I hardly speak Swedish, but I managed to make myself clear about me, my back and my stress!

She invited me to go into a room… she would cure me!

What happened after was kinda bizarre… Me on the torture bed with this woman needling me from top to toe! She placed a heater over my back, warming me a little bit too much! Then I was left alone for a while.

My head soar and pulsating for the pain (one of the needles was hurting me crazy). My lower back felt paralyzed and my neck burning in flames thanks to the heater. I tried to move… to make some noise… something! -someone there??? I’m buuuuuuuurning– but no response.

You know when you are in those situations it’s really hard, because if you speak, you move or even if you think it feels like you shouldn’t, you are there, you accepted the terms and if you say something, it’s not allowed! 😛

Anyway, after some minutes, which seemed to be eternal for me, the heater stopped -thank God it has a timer!– The sweet old lady came in and she ask me: all good??? in her limited english. Well, I started to say… but she didn’t wait for my answer and she removed all the needles fast before I could snooze! –relieeeeeeeeef!

I was still on the bench, on my stomach, laying there, not knowing what to do or what she was doing… I heard her moving and touching things. She approached me again. I said: Is it finished? She: nonono! And right after I heard she used a lighter –will she set me on fire?– then without letting me ask, she placed something in my back, that suck a piece of my skin! (cupping therapy) –OMG!

At that point I just left myself go… The cupping was not that dramatic and I actually started to enjoy it… but this little old lady had something else for me, so after 10 minutes she returned and she gave me a HAAAAAARD massage, meanwhile she was asking: Painful? Painful? (I wonder if it was sadism what made her ask!) OF COUUUUUUURSE!!!!

The session ended and I actually was feeling GOOD! So I rebook it for next week 😛

Here are some pictures that will show you what I’ve been through…




  1. Hannah78
    October 25th, 2009 at 06:39 | #1


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