My Life as a Dog

Friday, June 12, 2009

Get the Massage

Two few weeks ago I went for my first real massage. Well it was at the massage school. Can that still be called my first real massage?

I've been a little skittish about it. I'm not entirely comfortable letting just anyone touch me. So you can see why I might be a little hesitant. But I was determined that it was something I wanted to try and that it would probably be something I would really enjoy if I could just get by the initial scare of it.

When I went to make the appointment I found out that it was 2 for 1. So initially I invited my brother to come along. When he couldn't come, my sister-in-law came instead.

Being a newbie, I didn't really know what to expect or what to tell the massage therapist that I wanted. I ended up getting a full-body massage. My lower back had really been hurting and I was hoping that a massage might just be the trick to fix it.

I got a very professional young lady who completely made me feel at ease. She talked about what would happen and then left me in the room to get ready. When she started massaging several times she asked how the pressure was. Each time I told her she could go harder. On about the 3rd time asking, I told her just to go as hard as she could and I would let her know if it got to be too much. There were a few times when I almost had to "cry uncle" but in the end I toughed it out. I thought the massage was wonderful and that I got a great student. I will definitely be back!


The Brannon Family said...

WARNING!!! Massages are totally addictive! I love a good massage, there is nothing like it!

ANOTHER WARNING!!! The school can very random. Sometimes I get an awesome massage, and other times I am pissed I paid 12.50 for it! It has to be a really bad massage for that to happen, but it has.

If you liked the school, you really need to go to a day spa and get the whole treatment...the robe, the slippers, cucumber water, sitting in the "quiet room", the foot scrub before the massage. It relaxes me just typing about it! Sanctuary Day Spa is my favorite! You must try it!

kate said...

don't forget to drink tons of water after to get rid of the toxins. Also feeling like garbage the next day is normal because of all the kneading of muscles.

The Pixton Family said...

I've had several nice people give me massage gift certificates and I've never used them because I also don't like strangers touching me. But, after reading about your experience I think I'll try it. Thanks!

Juli said...

Dude, you need to treat yourself more often.