I've developed this habit of going for a spa treatment at least once a month. Yes, the operative word is "at least", especially recently when I find myself going every two weeks. And when I say "spa treatment", yes, it may be a euphemism for time to time. ;)
I have no excuses for this new
(Then there's the fact that I'm already using it as a mock threat: "Sige kayo, 'pag di pa kayo maka-decide kung saan kakain, magpapa-spa na lang ako!")
I guess part of the appeal is the excitement of what might/will happen afterward. Or it could be as basic as one's need to be... well, touched. Initially I was chalking it up as me wanting to be someone in control, but at the rate that I'm burning hard-earned cash, it does come to a point when I have to ask: who's controlling whom now?
I also wonder what they're thinking, these therapists who had to knead and sometimes fulfill another need every night. The "official" stance (as seen in a handful of movies and documentaries) is that they're all doing it for the money but really now, what are the 2-second thoughts that cross their heads?