14 Massage Thoughts…


I got my first-ever massage in Thailand going on 10 years ago (woah.) and have had a love/hate/love relationship with them ever since. I have trouble getting my mind to just think about nothing (same reason I can’t do yoga,) and my back/neck are just so knotty and messed up that I definitely have to endure a little bit of pain to get anything accomplished. Soooo during my massage this afternoon I decided to try to keep tabs on where my mind was wandering, with some amusing results! (At least I think they’re amusing.)

  1. Yes, as much pressure as possible please. Oil me up!
  2. Hoooooly ow…too much pressure, too much pressure. But I’m going to keep my mouth shut. It’s a good hurt!
  3. Yes yes yessss get all those knots out. You’re amazing, I think I love you.
  4. This hurts. Really bad. Why am I here again?
  5. When are we getting to some butt-action?
  6. I can’t tell when this music loops. Huh.
  7. Yasssss time for my butt. Wait – that’s it? More, more, more!
  8. Did I shave my legs? I hope so.
  9. I wonder what she feels in my calf that needs all this attention?
  10. Would she be weirded out if I watched her? Probably. Keep your eyes closed, self!
  11. My skin is itchy. I hope I’m not allergic to the lotion/oil.
  12. I wonder why this room has like…an Italian countryside painted on the wall. I guess that’s relaxing…?
  13. Pleaseeee ignore my grumbly stomach. This is awkward. So sorry. Better than gas though, I suppose.
  14. There is NO way my 90 minutes are already up. I need more!

But alas, all good things must come to an end, and those 90 minutes seemed to go by quicker than the 60 I’m used to, and before I knew it I was in line at the post office discussing an old woman’s bladder habits. Relaxation can only last so long, I suppose.

Oh, and in case any Kalamazooians are reading this and wondering where I went, I went to Inspiring Hands with Stacie. Two thumbs up!