Grateful! This evening I am getting a 1-hour massage. I can’t think of a better way to wrap up the summer. Self care is important as I’ve stressed in the past and this is one of the things I do for myself, to give myself a little TLC, in case you ever wonder. Massages do not happen on the regular for me, instead I will book another massage for myself a few months out, more then likely after this evening, my next massage won’t be until sometime in November (if I am lucky). The massage I have for tonight, I was actually supposed to have last Wednesday, but a school event took precidence over it and I had to reschedule. If I could plant a money tree in my backyard, now I’d be scheduling massages weekly for myself. If you have never treated yourself to a massage, I highly reccommend you doing so, or if it has been a while before your last massage if you’ve had them before, do yourself a favor and book a massage for yourself today!
A few facts about my massage experience:
Fact: I get between 2-4 massages per year. Never have I ever gotten fully undressed for them.
Truth: Basically, I undress all except formy underwear. For some odd reason, I just can not commit to going fully nude. It feels strange and uncomfortable to me. I know there is a blanket covering you and they claim they can’t see anything when you do the roll from tummy to back but c’mon how can they not see a little somethin’ somethin’? Yet, is it strange I feel completely comfortable taking my bra off? However, do you blame me ladies? I take that thing off first chance I get.
Fact: On most occassions I really dispise the music that is played to try and soothe me to relaxation during a massage.
Truth: Instead of playing some random instrumental crap like a “relaxing” harp, give me the option of a little Jack Johnson or some Amos Lee or Norah Jones! C’mon!
Fact: Drink the water they offer you after a massage.
Truth: Drinking water before and after a massage is so important and it will reduce soreness. Sometimes my muscles are so tight I don’t even realize how tight they are until I am fully relaxed and my massage therapist works on all the knots and kinks. Afterwards can be pretty sore. I never resist the water they offer me. Not only that, a massage works out waste products from your muslces and drinking water helps to flush them out. Don’t stop at drinking the water they offer you, drink before and after your massage too. I’ve learned the hard way a couple of times by not drinking enough water. Water is so cruitial and will make you feel so much better.
What are you waiting for…go get your rub down! Your mind, body and soul will thank you for it later!