Enticed by the promise the eye detox will relief tiredness of the orbital region, I went to give it a try even though I am fully aware walking out of the place without purchasing a package is near impossible. But I was willing if they treatment proved helpful.
I was attended by a soft-spoken therapist, Mandy, whom from her accent, I can easily identify as a therapist from China. She did a great job and before I knew it, I did not just sign up the eye detox, but was also coaxed into purchasing a "LD" package (took me a while to understand her "Ella Tdi" meant "Lymphatic Drainage") which I thought, was really quite calming and soothing. It felt great after as I walked out of the basement unit at Cuppage Plaza.
This morning I was there for a treatment #2 and was attended by the same therapist. With her girlishly sweet voice, she first ran me through the steps like "cleansing", "exfoliating" etc.....I igonored as I wanted to rest, PLUS I had wanted to escape the possibility of her hard-selling further treatments/products, and I was right, she was saying some ampoule...blah blah would be good for me....I didn't reply, pretending to be asleep.
Since I was NOT really sleeping, I noticed that she had skipped a large number of steps in the lympahtic drainage procedures. Before I knew it, she said it was over!!!!!
So I responded in Mandarin..."Over? How come you didn't do the.......(I used my hands to gesticulate a certain zig-zag movements that she did the first time on my forehead).....sheepishly and in quick defense, she replied "Have! you were sleeping!", and she broke out a nervous laughter.
I replied coldly "oh! hmm......Don't know how come I still feel very heavy on my forehead hor". She quickly sat down again and massaged my head with a towel and pretended to help me ease my headache"...lol
It's time like that that you wish you can tell them you work for CASE or something! And I need to think of another method to escape the hard-selling tactic without going into the "sleeping mode"