I used to work in a dental office. I was the Office Manager for a Periodontist, and I worked 3-4 days a week. A Periodontist is a dentist who specializes in bone and gum disease. Periodontal Disease is painless, so it was often difficult for patients to understand why they were in our office. It was a challenge to educate them and make them understand the importance of getting their disease under control. It could be and often was very stressful.
I truly valued and appreciated the dentist I worked for, but he was a Micro-Manager. It’s okay for me to say that out loud. He knows it now, and he knew it then. As much as I liked him on a personal and professional level, he was very difficult to work for.
Stress became something that I dealt with on a daily basis, and it wasn’t until I retired that I truly realized how that stress had affected me daily.
I give you this background only to explain why I started going to a massage therapist. The last few years that I was working, I held so much stress in my neck, shoulders, and back, I had a headache nearly every day. There was a local massage chain near us (Massage Envy) where I could go for reasonably priced massages. And I did. Every two weeks. It was very therapeutic for me.
I noticed that after I had a massage, I slept much better than night. I Googled Massage Therapy to see what other unknown-to-me benefits there might be to this practice. And there are a lot! (14 Surprising Massage Benefits)
When we moved 4 years ago, one of the things that I was dreading was the fact that I would not be able to have my bi-monthly massages. The closest Massage Envy to our house now is 40 miles away. After some searching, I did find a local therapist that I liked, but sadly for me, he moved out of state about 6 months later. I had a hard time finding another therapist, so just didn’t go for a while. Even though I wasn’t working for the dentist didn’t have the daily headaches, I still do work at my digital art and find myself sitting at the computer many more hours than is good for me. This often results in the same neck, shoulder, and back strain. So massage therapy still is a much-needed practice in my life.
But a few months ago a therapist that owned her own shop in a nearby town, sold her shop and started offering in-home therapy sessions. WHAT????
YES! This therapist is not only GOOD, but She. Comes. To. My. House. Yes. I will say it again. She comes to my house.
She’s been treating me at my house for several months now, but yesterday… yesterday, was the ultimate.
Yes, a massage… at my house… in my backyard… in the warm sun.
I definitely felt spoiled, but at the same time, when I thought back to what awaited me in the house, I thought… no, I deserve this, and I enjoyed every minute of it.
Kitchen and Breakfast Room Renovation… going into the end of the 2nd week.
Do you enjoy having a massage? Do you have it done on a regular basis? Would you like to have it at your home, or do you prefer the whole Spa experience?