over50feeling40: Massage Messages, What Do They Reveal?
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May 29, 2012

Massage Messages, What Do They Reveal?

No matter how much pressure you feel at work, if you could find ways to relax for at least five minutes every hour, you'd be more productive.  -Dr. Joyce Brothers

It would be a tall order for me to find a way to relax for five minutes every hour of work.  I fear I would end up stressing out about relieving stress!  However, ask me to focus on relaxing during a weekend or at the end of a school semester or over school holidays…then I am all in!

Gigi and I took time to relax today and it was truly amazing!  Readers of this blog know that I often mention purchasing items with gift cards.  The truth is we work with some amazing parents who are generous with teacher gifts.  Today, we headed off to a local spa with gift cards which read….Good for one hour of relaxation!  Oh yeah, I am so there.

In fact, spa d'sante was voted a Readers Choice Award by the San Antonio Express News for the favorite spa!  We now know why.  It was a fabulous one hour relaxation massage.  The technician working with Gigi knew immediately by touching her neck that she struggles with migraines and trouble sleeping.  The sweet woman working on me knew that I was on the computer most of my day just from working on my shoulders and hands.  She recommended an exercise and attention to posture.   They asked no questions, just knew these things from working on our tight-knit bodies...and I don't mean fabulously fit kind!

The only downside was that they made us leave!  It was hard to go into the hot sun and bright light… now, hours later, I still feel amazing.  What a perfect way to go into my twelve days off…which begins tomorrow!

Has anyone else found massage to be the answer to some of your other health issues??  Tell us about what you learned!
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  1. I have an aunt who is a professional masseuse and every time she has given me a massage, the effects literally last for a week. You look so relaxed in this photos...and yeah, for students who are so generous with their gratitude.

  2. I am usually so relaxed after a massage that I find it difficult to drive home! I wish I could afford to get one every month. So glad that your students/parents gave you such an amazing gift. Enjoy your 12 days!

  3. mari.hafenstein@att.netMay 29, 2012 at 9:34 PM

    I am a huge fan of massage. I actually got prescribed one a week for 6 months by my physician at one point I found that I was more relaxed, much more flexible and believe it or not, I found it easier to lose weight and I lost 20 pounds during that time. I don't know whether it is the power of manipulation of the muscles or the power of touch, but they are terrific.

    Enjoy your time off!

  4. What a fabulous way to kick off your mini-vacation! A good massage works wonders for the body and spirit.

  5. They made you LEAVE after the service? Oh my...what an injustice! HAHA.... I love the white jacket you are wearing, and have you lost weight? You look great!

  6. YaY, You got the massage!!!!!!!!!! Wasn't it wonderful! I always look like a drunken post-bed crazy girl when I walk out of there with a silly grin on my face!
    Big hugs

  7. I love massage and have come to the conclusion that it helps me more than chiropractic, although the latter is covered by my insurance. Anyway, have been thinking of booking a massage soon.

  8. a massage is just a little piece of heaven
    seriously, i remember my first one and thought...where have i been that i didn't know about this!!
    glad you and gigi had a nice time, sucks that they eventually make you leave huh??

  9. I agree 100%. I love a good massage. If I could practice Pilates (in studio with machines) everyday followed by a massage. I would be one happy, thin, relaxed woman! Your post reminded me that I have a gift card for a massage, today I am calling to schedule it! Thanks!

  10. Massages are awesome for fibromyalgia sufferers. It "unkinks" the muscles that knot up when your nerves go wacko!! I LOVE them!!


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