Susurro Spa Red Frog Beach massage
I remember as if it was now the way I felt when I first stepped onto Bastimentos island in Bocas del Toro. I got out of the boat, took my bags I had packed just for those 3 nights there and made my way to the reception.
It was extremely hot and humid and I was still not used to that weather. Not even after spending a month in Panama country already (and trust me, Panama City is probably one of the warmest capitals in the world!)
My few minutes at the reception were even the 3 H. Hot, humid and horrible. That’s exactly how I felt, way too energetic in that heat with sweat drops going down my forehead.
”When do you want your massage, Miss Alex? And what kind of massage would you like?”
”Any kind of whole massage is fine combining a bit of everything.”
And as I needed to check in, leave my stuff in the incredibly beautiful villa 8, take a shower and change, we agreed on a 5 pm massage.
I took my golf cart and slowly made my way from my villa around the Red Frog Beach Island property, stopped on the way to take some photos, and finally parked outside of the reception where Ludo, my spa therapist, was already waiting for me.
”Are you sure you are ok with me giving you the massage and not our female therapist?”
”Well, yeah, why not?”
I smiled but different thoughts were crossing my mind. I usually only let women to give me spa treatments as it makes me relax more.
But we were both a bit shy which in this situation was a plus point.
When walking to the Susurro Spa Red Frog through the real jungle and next to a stream, I had a chance to learn more about Ludo. His accent said it all.
”I am from France but I worked in Guanacaste in Costa Rica before and then visited Panama and just stayed here.”
”Yes, Bocas del Toro islands have this effect on many. I know loads of people who came here as tourists and are expats already. There’s just something magical about the islands. It’s my second time here too and I hardly ever revisit the same places.”
When walking up the steps, I was amazed by the spa design completely blended into the natural landscape. Such a peaceful place. You can just listen to the stream and noises of the jungle and observe the beauty of huge jungle leaves surrounding you.
Once we passed the relaxation deck, we got into the spa bungalow.
It was the first time ever I was going to have a massage so inside the jungle.
The Susurro Spa Red Frog Beach bungalow is open without windows so when from my massage bed I could see the jungle trees and flowers! How awesome is that?!
I could leave at that very first moment and still be satisfied …
Or I could just enjoy the massage and feel even better 🙂
Of course, the second option was THE solution.
I immersed myself into the noises of the rainforest as much as I could and so remember just a few things from the whole massage. I even had a microsleep for a few times.
I do remember that Ludo spent a lot of time massaging slowly through the towel, stretching the joints and exercising, putting the right pressure on different points around my body.
He knew very well where to press as I did not react in a bad way at all and could really relax. My muscles did not hurt anywhere and my fear of too much male pressure was gone.
The rest of the massage without the towel was done with almond oil and essential oils – both full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that my skin needed.
My massage at Susurro Spa Red Frog Beach Resort was part of Adventure and Spa project. Thanks so much for such a pleasant relaxation.
*** It took me 2 hours to write this post.