Whew That was Tough!

I am so relaxed today.   So very relaxed.   It didn’t really start out that way, but I’m jello now and have been all afternoon.    I had a few months credit saved up from Hand & Stone Spa and I used one today.   It was amazing.  I went for a 90 Minute Hot Stone Massage.    I was so relaxed that I almost fell asleep.   I didn’t because if I am getting a massage I don’t want to waste it by sleeping.   Really the only thing that stopped me from falling asleep was a little snore!

I felt like this…

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Every time I go for a massage, I swear I will be better and go more often.   I think today’s massage was the one that I was going to get in November after the Marathon.   Oops;)

I remember going for a Spa Day with my Mother once.  She had never been for a massage and got her first and only massage that day.  She was nervous and is a bit chatty normally and always more so when she is nervous.    I was 8 1/2 months pregnant and was only getting a Spa pedicure.   When her massage  was over we went to lunch.  She went on about how much she liked it and then she started telling me all the things her and her massage therapist talked about during her massage.   I was flabbergasted as I have never known anyone to talk during a massage.   I admit that I was so relaxed today, I would not have been able to form coherent sentences even if I wanted.   I couldn’t imagine talking through the whole thing.   It would actually make it weird.

Although if you think about it the whole process of going for a massage, it is weird.   Most of the time, you make your appointment not knowing who you are going to see.    The only stipulation that I have is that is a woman therapist.  Upon arrival, they take you into a room for you to undress and wait for them in a low light and soft music.   This would be why, you always want to get a recommendation on where to go for your massage or at least go to an established place.   There has to be a certain level of comfort to enjoy the massage experience and although the therapist is a professional, I would be uncomfortable with a male therapist.  It would ruin the whole thing for me.

I didn’t realize how much my body needed today until I was on the table.    There really is something to be said for the healing powers of massage.   I think it is an under appreciated therapy.   I didn’t realize how much tension was in my back and neck until she worked them out!   Also didn’t hurt to have the knots in my calves worked out too.   Here is hoping to staying nice and loose for this weekends 5K!

As I’ve said in the past, I must remember to go for massages on a regular basis.   I’m not talking twice a month, but I should go at least every other month.   Especially with “race season” starting up.

HOW OFTEN DO YOU GET A MASSAGE?

DO YOU HAVE A PREFERENCE WITH YOUR THERAPIST.

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