I’m sure I’m not the only person to have walked past the new Thai Massage place on Station Hill in Chippenham and made certain sniggery presumptions about seedy and stereotypical ‘happy endings’.
This isn’t that sort of place at all, and those in need of sexual relief would be best advised to walk on by. What goes on here is authentic Thai and oil massage, delivered in a clean, safe, and comfortable environment by professional masseuses Nui, the proprietor, and Kadek, her experienced colleague.
Massage is a fascinating and intimate thing to photograph.
I would describe Sue as an advanced customer. She’d been to yoga before coming in and is very flexible. I watch in awe as Nui, the proprietor, bends her into shapes I didn’t know were possible, throws her around, treads all over her, pummels her, and pulls her about. ‘It’s all about energy’ says Nui, ‘I give my energy to her’. I watch Nui’s face as she thoughtfully considers her next move, feeling her way on Sue’s body with feet, hands, and elbows, rolling on her and pressing on particular points (‘Who does that?’ says Sue, her face a picture of radiant delight as Nui finds just the right place on her inner arm to apply pressure).
Whilst the acrobatics are interesting to watch, it’s the hands that get me. The hands and the feet and the head. Knots and pools of tension we don’t realise we have released from places we are rarely touched. It’s so moving watching the effect that the massage has on Sue, and how she responds to Nui’s alternately firm and gentle manipulations.
‘Oooo!’ says Sue, as yet again Nui hits the spot, ‘Ah’ and ‘Mmm’ and ‘Oh!’.
The massage lasts an hour, during which time Sue, who had been bendy and cheerful enough when she came in, is reduced to a profoundly relaxed and blissed out jelly.
As she is leaving a Mum comes in with her little girl, and Nui agrees a half an hour session with her, and twenty minutes with her daughter. Not everyone is as used to long vigorous massage as Sue is, and Nui will be careful to ask about health conditions and take it gently with novice customers. They had a lady of eighty in the other day, men are booking their partners in for sessions, and couples can be booked in at the same time.
Word is clearly getting around that Thai Massage Chippenham is not just for men.
When you have a Thai massage you keep your clothes on, and when you have the oil massage, in which only pure coconut oils are used, the body is covered with towels to preserve modesty should that be required.
Security cameras are installed on the premises for everyone’s safety.
This isn’t a whore house.
Nor is it Champneys.
It’s a respectable no frills establishment in the centre of Chippenham where you can go and get a deep and powerful, or soft and sensuous (that’s sensuous, not sexual), Thai massage and know that you are in good hands.
What a wonderful thing to photograph.
Look at Sue’s face!
Health Thai Massage Chippenham.
Give it a go.
© Gail Foster 16th February 2019
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