Sunday it is, on the land we decided to give ourselves the pleasure of soaking ourselves in sesame oil.
Muthu, our dear friend, being a local and having the knowing-ness of the traditions of the land, he commenced with Catherine as the first victim. J
We are to face the rising sun. He sprinkled oil on the floor at her feet and poured plenty of oil on the crown of her head – aaah feeling, no? – there he went tapping with his palm all over her head stronger and stronger.. brains shaking’, swirling and moving all over!
Then moving to the neck, arms, legs and back and to finish we poured oil into her ears. All along she kept purring, sighing and moaning; these are signs of the benefits of an oil bath – you relax, surrender, nourish your skin and hair, give each other company, cooling the body, feeling of softness, tranquillity and plenty of laughter!
This is part of a whole procedure. The next step is to remove the oil from the body that has not soaked with “shikakai” (natural powder) – wow does it work on the skin!