I have to make a confession; I rarely have a massage.
I know. It is ironic... especially considering that I am a massage therapist and am constantly counselling people on self care.
I went, today, for a massage. I found a clinic that provides childcare.
It was excruciating. Seriously... my rhomboids are so tender right now that the soft, well-padded couch hurts.
I am a wimp. I hate painful massages and I try to never inflict pain on people. I try to coax muscles into relaxation... never force them.
The lovely, well-intentioned girl that massaged me today seemed to hit every tender spot I have (and there are a lot of them)... on those that are particularly tender she used her thumbs and knuckles.
Why can't I find a massage therapist that's gentle? One that gently coaxes my muscles into giving in? One that uses heat and stretching and repetition?
In short...why can't I find me?
I know that I sound completely self-absorbed right now...but it is a known fact that most massage therapists massage the way that they like to be massaged.
I just want to be massaged to sleep and wake up loose and refreshed...is that too much to ask??
Anyone have a great therapist they want to share?