Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Massage for the Body (& Mind?)

To say that life's been stressful over the last few months would be an understatement. Lately, though, it's been even worse. With my schedule more hectic every day and my muscles getting used and abused more than they have in a long time, some pampering and tlc was in order. So when my friend and I saw a deal for an exfoliating massage from one of those daily deals sites, we jumped on it.

This was my first time getting a full body massage and I've never done a body scrub or exfoliating treatment at a spa before, so I didn't know what to expect. The good news: it was, of course, quite glorious. The bad news: I couldn't shut off my mind, no matter how hard I tried. I can usually calm my thoughts during yoga, so you'd think that with such a relaxing experience, it'd be no problem. But it was a huge problem, only worsened by the fact that I kept beating myself up for over-thinking. In the end, my body was feeling great, but my brain was even more jumbled. Is there a massage for the mind? But it still felt so great, I'd do it again.

So the worse news is, the hour was up way too soon. But the better news is, we're getting at least one more round of massages before the year is through. Due to a scheduling issue, we actually ended up having to get two deals (long story), and then it turns out they charged my friend twice, so we may even go a third time! I've got to say, there are worse things to spend money on. If I'm splurging on something, I can only hope to feel that great afterwards.

Have you taken time out lately for some pampering or self-indulgence?

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