Thursday, April 06, 2006

Breathe Mike.....

I had a one hour massage scheduled today at lunch.....and the old adage "don't judge a book by its cover" is so true.....Candice, the massage therapist, seemed so nice...so friendly... but I should have been worried when she asked, "Kathy (PT) told you I don't give foo-foo massages right?". My initial impulse was to jump off the table but I figured it couldn't be that bad right?!

Wrong

I was pretty knotty and stiff which involved alot of "breaking up the adhesions" on her part. She kept telling me that it was good for me and I really wanted to believe her but it wasn't too fun at certain points. My calves were especially painful but I was expecting that with the problems I have been having in that area. When she dug her paws in there, the pain caused the nancy-boy in me to hold my breath. I didn't realize I was doing it until she would remind me several times in her soothing massage therapist voice....

"Breeeeaaathe Mike"

Ouch! Overall, it wasn't too bad. I must have been in that post-massage euphoria because I scheduled another massage for the following Thursday with Candice....sometimes you have to embrace the pain.....

Kept the recovery rolling by avoiding any workouts today....figured I'd let the massage "absorb" if you can do such a thing.

Breathe deep.....

*Peace*

6 Comments:

Blogger Cliff said...

Foo-foo message? Is that like a technical name?

7:44 AM  
Blogger IMmike said...

I have been literally screamed during deep tissue massages before. They work but they hurt like hell.

9:22 AM  
Blogger Steven said...

I can't bring myself to get a massage. The thought of it just makes me cringe. All I've ever heard is that they hurt and you're sore afterwards. I can't believe you signed up for another! But, if it works for you then more power to ya!

3:18 PM  
Blogger Nic said...

Have you heard of piriformis syndrome? I'm sure you have, but the pain is deep in your butt. I mean, DEEP. Deep tissue massage on the piriformis hurts on many accounts...

9:52 PM  
Blogger Lora said...

My first two massages in a row hurt...then they got better. If you keep it up, you'll crave them!!
I recover much quicker now.
BTW--I call my masseuse Beast Woman and she loves that.

3:45 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

Hey all,
My legs feel a ton better couple days post massage...if I won the lotto, I would definitely hire a personal masseuse!
deep tissue massage though...it HURTS!!

9:26 PM  

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