The Daily EO: April 17th, 2013

I can barely hold my arms and head up to type tonight.  It isn’t from sickness or tiredness – though I am both – it is from languidness.  My shoulders have the satisfying ache from use, I smell really good and I am well moisturized.  My skin feels just right to be in, and I have a bit of the feeling Burt Reynolds would had with those boots in Striptease.  Which causes me to twitch my toes back and forth.

Ever since I discovered that I had benefits that covered massage back at Celestica, I’ve been getting massages regularly.  Not salon massages – the best ones are from RMTs that have their own practice.  And last year when Emile and I were happily using up the maximum amount of benefits before he got laid off – well, I had a massage every 2 weeks.

I like my new RMT here – she is just around the block – and she likes to press hard.  I can’t say I enjoy every minutes of that, but I find it a challenge to take the pain without wincing or jerking.  And then afterward my muscles feel accomplished and well worked.

April 17th, 2013 Extra-Ordinary:  Feeling pretty good for the first time in a week.


The Daily EO: January 24th, 2013

I went to a new massage therapist.

I often feel like I have something to prove with RMTs because I never want to complain about the pain. I feel like I should just take it – the pain is good, it is releasing something bad right?  So, I usually suck it up during the rough patches, because I don’t want to be wussy.  (my mother would say “Get some self-esteem, Susan”)

But this new RMT started using elbows on my gluts?  Oh, my god that hurt.  And strong fingers along my scapula?  Wow. How did theose thin little fingers exert so much pressure?   It felt bizarrely terrible and good at the same time.   I didn’t cry out, I just told her later than that was “sure something”.

January 24th, 2013 Extra-Ordinary:  It’s funny what we’ll take if it is presented in the right framework.