I confess to awakening this morning with a ‘tweaked’ shoulder thinking longingly of the benefits of massage and wishing the Night Before Xmas brought with it an in-home masseuse (riiight: Santa, just dropoff the gifts and get your big butt over here…)
So when my latest ‘Viewpon’ coupon appeared with the heading ‘Magical Massage’, I was a bit more than intrigued, hoping for a Massage Elf Xmas Eve kinda Magical Appearance.
What I wasn’t expecting was a different kind of offer … something created by the Gods of Dining who had deemed your usual massage setting waaaay 2 ordinary, and who decided to create something entirely different:
Massage & Facial in
a Wine Barrel
A host of questions immediately sprung to mind:
- Do I stick my face in the wine barrel, or does ‘everything go in’. If so – do oxygen masks automatically drop? (I tend towards a bit of claustrophobia in small enclosed spaces so it better be one of those big-gallon vats before I’m sticking anything anywhere…)
- Is a glass of wine provided – or do I just savor the smell and feel of Chardonnay on my body during the course of a Wine Barrel Massage?
- Can I choose the vintage and grape, or is it ‘one wine fits all’?
- Is this a PORTABLE feast, like the French apparently do?:
Too intrigued for words, I decided to Look It Up. And (as usual) reality is FAR more mundane than my imagination.
The Wine Massage Offering comes from a couple of wine aficionados who apparently fell on hard times and decided to move into their wine barrel… which I think is an AWESOME idea. (It brings to mind a HOST of ‘alternative housing’ I can contemplate if harder times befall me.)
It’s like a yurt for drinkers. Go figger!
The Wine Barrel Massage Offer: it’s a moveable feast ….with YOU as the wine flight.