I fancied a massage today so I was having a search online on a massage directory when I came across this ad for a spa called Eastern Promise. I realised it was a shop I had spotted a week or so ago that had been closed. It seemed to have reopened so I gave them a call on 0207 435 2200 and a very helpful receptionist said they had indeed just reopened after a makeover and they had a very competent masseuse called Cherry available and I would be royally looked after.
With a sales pitch like that, how could I refuse!
Finchley Road tube and Finchley Rd & Frognal overground are the nearest stations and numerous buses go up and down this busy road.
I arrived on time and the receptionist opened the door and ushered me in.She was a very beautiful young lady dressed in a traditional Chinese outfit and looked very professional indeed. She suggested I try 30 minutes for £30 and if I liked Cherry's style I could extend to one hour for £20 more.
This seemed like a very honest approach and I agreed.I was shown to my room and asked if I would like some Chinese Tea which I gratefully accepted.
Cherry came into the room after a few minutes with my tea and I had a few sips and told her I would have some later. She looked very presentable indeed dressed in a very smart white tunic/dress.She said she would start the massage without oil and she would she how my back was.She began her work and I could immediately tell that she really does have a great talent and is a very skilful therapist.Cherry was quiet chatty but this was kept to enquiring how the massage was.
She is clearly very confident in her ability and she told me that my back was very knotted and would she like me to concentrate on this area. I told her I trusted her judgement and my body was in her hands. Cherry asked me if I would like to extend my time and i was very happy to indeed, this was a real pleasure.
Still working on my back Cherry got onto the table and got into some good pressure work along each side of the spine, I really was being treated like a KIng.It was then time to turn and the meticulous work was carried on.I could happily have had another hour but needed to get off much to my disappointment.This was the most enjoyable massage I had had for a long time by a very confident and well presented young lady.I bet she has trained many a girl who has gone on to become a massage legend!
I was offered a shower or hot towel but so little oil had been used I needed neither.
Eastern Promises is without the best massage spa I have visited in this area and Cherry is a superstar.
I give a big thumbs up and 5 Stars to Eastern Promise.In those immortal words "I will be back".
I had a look on their website on the way home and see they have some great money saving packages available.
I think I will have to indulge.