Monday, September 20, 2010

I used to be a Massage Virgin...not anymore

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Sunday is not a day of rest for me.

This is the day that I do the laundry, clean the bathrooms, vacuum, mop, dust, grocery shopping, etc.  Yesterday was no different and I even added getting my pedicure and a massage to the itinerary.

Just so you know, I have never had a massage before.  I guess I always thought it was just too extravagant.  I was unable to justify paying someone to basically rub my back.  After said massage I am now aware of one glaring fact.  I am a moron.  

A big bonafide card carrying MORON.

Where has massage therapy been all of my adult life? 

This was the best thing that I have ever done for myself.  I have been basically blackmailing friends for shoulder rubs because I have a tendency to store stress in my shoulders and lately my shoulders have been harder than cast iron.  My IT Manager finally put his foot down last week and insisted that I make arrangements to get a massage done.  So I did.

Before the massage I had pretty much convinced myself that I didn't need it.  It was Sunday and I wasn't tense or stressed.  Yeah, I had that wrong.  This guy had magic hands.  From the moment I was shown into his massage room he had me completely at ease.  We spent a few moments discussing problem areas and what type of massage I would like.  Swedish is for sissies and while he recommended a deep tissue massage, he wasn't going to go as deep as he usually does because this was my first time.  Yepper, I was a massage virgin.  To say that this was the beginning of a beautiful new relationship is an understatement.

In was so awesome that as I was laying on that table getting the toxins pushed and prodded out of my body I got a new idea for a story line.  Normally that would have had me itching for pen and paper to get it down, not this time.

After my massage I felt like a new person.  I was loose like a goose and just about slid myself out to my truck. 

I got the best night sleep of my life last night and can't wait to get this day started.  Of course I am a little sore, but they warned me that it would be like that and even though I am moving a little slower, I can't wait until the next one.  It is scheduled in two weeks.  I promise to keep you guys posted, but in the meantime if you have the opportunity to get one, don't hesitate, get your butt on that massage table and let the pros do their work.   If you have had one before I am curious as to what you thought.  Did you love it?  Let me know.


Linda G. said...

Confession: I am a massage virgin too. Paying to let a stranger touch me? I don't theenk so. But maybe I'm wrong? If what you're saying is right, I may have been depriving myself needlessly all these years.

OTOH, it's kinda nice, at my age, to still be a virgin at something... ;)

Patty Blount said...

*raises hand* Never had one and they offer partial ones right here at work, the kind where you sit in one of those funky chairs?

I should do it. I have that mouse arm pain in the right shoulder.

Candyland said...

I've had a couple. Once I get past the "a random stranger is rubbing oil all over my bod," I'm all good.

Karla Nellenbach said...

I've never done it either...gotten a massage that is. Now, I want one!

Jeannie Moon said...

I haven't had one, but I'm warming to the idea. Your post might have just convinced me.

Alyson Peterson said...

Aaaahhhh.... Massages. I have a guy I go to (don't like female masseuses for some odd reason, they talk too much and that bugs me). He's totally straight and has THE most awesome hands ever. It's like mental and physical therapy all wrapped up in one and he is an absolute professional.

Congrats on coming over to the other side!

Kelly Breakey said...

Okay all I am going to say is if you haven't done it...JUST DO IT!. Because it was the most wonderful thing in the whole world. Well almost.

You really won't regret it!

abby mumford said...

i've had one once and i'll probably never get one again. why? i'm too ticklish! i was so focused on trying not to be ticklish that i left the massage even tenser than before.

i could handle a half massage, like the ones at patty's work, the neck and shoulders only. because like you kelly, i store my stress there.

i really do need to figure out a way to get unticklish.

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