My mom thinks I am fat, which I agree. My mom thinks the reason I am fat is because I don’t eat healthy and don’t lead a healthy lifestyle when I am all alone in Penang, which I don’t agree. My disagreement means nothing to her though, she is convinced and stubborn with what she thinks.
So, every once in a while, when I go home, she will try to ambush me with various health related stuff. I don’t mean the usual fruits/vegetables blend or the healthy breakfasts that she prepares. I am already used to those, so I don’t count those as ambush.
Sometimes, she would ask me to fetch her to some place, supposingly to buy some unique stuff or to attend some gathering, but turns out it was to trick me into attending some therapy sessions for fatties.
On the morning that we were supposed to have that abalone meal, my mom asked me to send her to a foot massage center in Yulek (or Taman Cheras for the outsiders). She said she had a 30 minutes therapy session there as part of her efforts to treat her painful leg.
When we arrived, I started to feel suspicious. Good Way Centre Ionic Detox Therapy..
I dropped her right at the entrance and then went away in search of a parking spot. When I made it back to the shop, I checked their banner out and immediately I know I was tricked again..
Sure enough, upon entering the shop, I saw my mom seated on a chair with her legs dipped into a tub of water, and the seat beside her was prepared for me..
When it came to this, what else can I do except to just accept this therapy?
The electronic ionizer is hooked up to a special power plug. The source of this power plug comes from a special generator in another room that generates very low current power source. If they were to use the normal power plugs, I would have already died of electrical shock.
The ionizer is supposed to ionize the salt and water, and this ionized water is supposed to do wonderful things to my body via my feet. Or so I was told..
Apparently, this process draws out dirty substances that reside in our body. Different colors of dirt signify different body conditions. According to the health expert a.k.a the shop staff, I:
- Drink not enough water,
- Has slightly high cholesterol,
- I forgot what else…
And apparently, I am quite healthy for a first timer. Usually first timers would have the tub of water turn entirely black.
My mom was amazed. Although she still thinks I lead an unhealthy lifestyle and maintain an unhealthy diet. No amount of photos of healthy cooking will ever convince her otherwise 🙄 …
I am not sure how effective this kind of therapy is. After all I only did it for a grand total of 1 time. According to the staff, 1 treatment costs RM15. If you signup for a treatment package, it would be RM120 for 12 treatments, plus 1 free treatment. My mom signed up for the package and it was her 4th time that day. The treatment that I did was using the one free treatment from my mom’s package.
I think they have a Facebook page and a few other outlets around Klang Valley, but I never got around to jotting them down.. If you are interested to check this particular shop out, it is actually along Jalan Kaskas. If you enter Yulek from MRR2 roundabout, you will see a BHPetrol station at the traffic light junction with Pantai Hospital to your left. Go straight uphill, the shop is to your left, opposite Yulek market..