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My health trip to Thailand has begun! Yes, I’m running away from winter in the belief that daily plates of papaya, splashing about in the sea (the DIY form of thalassotherapy, or sea-based treatments) and finally tackling yoga will make me younger, or at least healthier, or at least happier – at any rate I won’t be falling down on the ice in Toronto anymore.
I started my wellness trip without even waiting to get to Bangkok. In Narita airport on my stopover in Tokyo I discovered the joys of the oxygen bar! Who thought this up? How brilliant. What better help to recover from a 13 hour flight and prepare for another 7-hour one in my imminent future?
You go in, choose between your flavours – I chose a trio of orange blossom, eucalyptus and lime, and … breathe. What a great and easy way to get fit. I was the only oxygen-holic in the there, and the poor server kept trying to calm things down, giving me a comfy pink-polka dot blanket, a cup of pear tea and dimming the lights, while I wanted to read the brochure, take photos and generally bounce around.
Better than caffeine
After my $8 for ten-minutes wellness treatment was complete, I raced around the airport totally pumped up. I want oxygen all the time! I mean, I know I have it to some extent, but why don’t we have that option on the plane? And massages and aerobics as well. I was bounding with energy. What the heck are we breathing regularly? Maybe this is the wave of the future. I’ll hook up a flavoured oxygen tank to my desk at home. Let’s see, maybe ginger, coconut and lavender.
What a great wellness start to my running-away-from-winter health trip. Let’s just hope all those massages and detox programs I plan to sign up for in Thailand are as successful. Papaya and palm trees, here I come!
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