Who doesn’t love a good massage? I, for one, am a sucker for a long luxurious back rub. Actually any sort of body rub is good. Foot massage, head rub. Ask anyone who knows me well. Even a two minute one. Hey, who am I kidding, even a 60 second one!
Call me weird if you will, but for me there is simply nothing better than having my shoulders and back massaged and worries and cares rubbed out of existence (at least temporarily). Foot rub, heaven. Even a head massage takes me out of this world. So I was particularly looking forward to today.
I’ve had a gift voucher sitting in my kitchen for nearly a year. “When are you gonna use it?” hubby kept saying. And my reply was always “not now”. It’s been a pretty full on year and, quite honestly, for most of it a massage was just too much of a pleasure to even contemplate with all the angst going on around me. Didn’t seem right. But I’m moving past that.
Today was finally the day. I finally booked my appointment.
The minute I stepped inside I knew I was in for a treat. Sumptuous surroundings, a gracious greeting, soft mellow music designed to soothe.
I felt like I’d left the outside world behind. At least for a little while. Bliss.
A warm table, soft blankets, scented oils. I think I was already relaxed and half asleep by the time I lay myself face down on the bed.
For the next hour I surrendered to a state of utter relaxation and bliss while my body enjoyed the pampering it’s been missing.
This is my kind of place. In fact I think I could live here! I sipped on Lemon Verbena tea afterwards. I lingered. Then I drank more water. I didn’t really want to leave. But all good things must come to an end. Eventually I said my thanks and goodbyes and floated home.
Tomorrow night it’s back to trying to cajole hubby into giving me a foot massage while we’re watching TV. Or maybe my teenage son can give me a shoulder rub. I’ve trained them well!
Am I the only one who loves massages so much? Seriously, they are the best form of stress relief, but aside from that they make you feel so, so good. And, really, who doesn’t deserve a bit of self-nurturing?
Personally, I think we all do.