Monday, October 19, 2009

More Relaxed

I booked a massage today at Massage Envy. Both Tia and I signed up for the yearly plan last year. We save $10 an hour for massages and we are billed for 1 a month, but can do more. We've both fallen behind, especially over the summer.

I wasn't sure how much I'd like it, but I did early in the year. Especially as baseball started, going there on Mondays helped me feel better and relax. It's good to get a nice rubdown, but it's also nice to just lay there and relax for 50 min. I think just that stopping the day and relaxing is sometimes the most valuable part.

I went once at the beginning of the summer and got a hard massage that actually jacked up my back for a few days. After that I was wary, and have gone to using female therapists a little more since they tend not to push the muscles as hard. I like hard rubs on my legs, but once in awhile the men go hard on my neck, even though I've warned them, and then I'm jacked.

Today was a nice, relaxing, medium pressure one, and I felt more relaxed. Even my neck feels a little better after the session. I'm not sure, but I think I even dozed off for a few minutes.

1 comment:

Ali jan said...

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