There are certain locations in the city that transcend time and space. The small, tranquil Barai Day Spa is one such place. Here, in a room sectioned off by curtains to create personal sanctuaries, Barai offers affordable (and last-minute) Thai and Swedish massages that may make you forget worries, pains and sense of time and space. During the massage session, don't be surprised if you welcome a small adult to walk on your back, stretch your limbs in surprising — and relaxing — formations, or forget your name altogether. Afterward, before you're forced to go back into the rude, loud world, your massage therapist will serve you delicately sliced fruit and fresh tea — and invite you to linger as long as you want, so go ahead and steal a few more moments.
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