Wednesday, January 30, 2008

You are surrounded by trees...in a peaceful place...

I am getting a massage tonight and cannot wait. Personally, I think health plans should cover a monthly massage under "wellness," like going to a therapist. After a massage, you are relaxed, your skin is incredibly soft, and you just feel great, inside and out. The best part of getting a professional massage? You don't have to return the favor.

Do you like massages? Some people cannot handle them; it either hurts or tickles, or they are just uncomfortable.

15 comments:

Hurley said...

It seems like only yesterday you were traveling by Megabus, and now you're off getting massages. You are really movin' on up! A tip for you, spring for the full hour, or 50 minutes, or whatever the double one is. The 25-30 minutes isn't worth it, and usually the hour is cheaper than double the 30 minute price. Happy Endings!
p.s. the first time I took my wife to get a massage, they tell you to undress, and you're supposed to get "under" the sheet, but she got neck-id and lay "on top" of the sheet. It was the pleasant shock of that guys whole day, so don't make that mistake. Afterwards she said "well, I thought it seemed a little weird, but I thought that's what you did!"

Anonymous said...

Massage a day keeps the doctor away!!! Sooo jealous! Are you going to Mary? Please give her my best. -Jamie

Chesty Chong said...

i love them, though i've never had one done by a professional.

andy gives good back massages, but i'm always telling him to give it to me good... i'm not going to break! i like it rough... does that surprise you?!?!

TLC said...

i've had one professional massage - at a spa, while on vacation in phoenix. it was wonderful. i was a little unsure at first, but oh how i loved it! they are the best things ever.

Iris Took said...

Hurley, yes I do opt for the full 60 minutes.

Jamie, yes, going to Mary and will do!

Chesty, no, that does not surprise me, however it does make me smile.

TLC, good for you for going with it even through your uncertainties.

A. said...

I had a professional massage once, 60 minutes. I hated it. Well, that's not true. I enjoyed some of it, but most of it hurt. Really bad. I asked her to lighten up, but it still hurt. I think I'm just a wimp.

wrestling kitties said...

I LOVE massages!! Enjoy yours!! I agree with your idea they should be covered under health plans!!!

I did however one time get a deep tissue massage and let me tell you....there is NO relaxing through those. THEY HURT! They tell you it hurts but after a day or so you will feel better and that is true, I felt awesome the next day.

But there is nothing worse than going to get a massage and spending the entire day in pain...so don't get those kind!

Nadja said...

I LOVE THEM! I absolutely think that they should be covered by my health insurance because I feel so much nicer afterward.

I also tried a deep tissue, but I think she was actually punching me in the back.

HSL said...

I love massages. I think they are one of the best things in life. G doesn't like them as much though. Once we got a couples massage and his massuse was a guy. You would have laughed so hard if you saw the look on his face. HAHAHA.

M said...

I'm super ticklish. I had one of those hot stone massages and laughed through the whole thing. I couldn't handle it, it wasn't relaxing. But on our honeymoon we got a couple's massage (a regular one) in our room and that was lovely. That didn't seem to tickle as much. Not sure if I think they're worth the money though.

The free ones from MD twice a week are my favorite.

Two/Dos Pretzels said...

I *adore* massages.
Love them. Would have them every day, if I could.

*When we were preparing to move to Cabo, I was so stressed my Dr. actually prescribed them for me... :-) I have a great Dr.

Kristen said...

Hey! I saw you from my sister's blog, wrestling kitties.

Yeah, I'm one of those people that just cannot get massaged. Don't get me wrong, I would absolutely love one, but I get so ticklish that it's hard to be still.

Plus, I think it must be uncomfortable for the massager or masseuse or whathaveyou to deal with people who are laughing while they crank up the serene trickling of water off a brook and touch the places that you don't even necessarily wash in the shower.

Hard job....

Dr. Turtle said...

I would get a professional massage every single day if I could! And an hour is completely necessary!

I have a cousin who lives in CA, and his insurance does cover a monthly massage. LUCKY! It's just a different way of thinking about health than we have here in OH.

The hot stone is my favorite. I love the stone they put under my neck.

I'm totally jealous!

t.w.i.t. said...

I love massages. I agree that they should be covered by insurance, because "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." I think Paris Hilton said that once.

Jeremy and Kristin said...

In AZ our insurance covers massages but here's the catch - its only covered if a chiropractor does the actual massage. In order to get them to do it, they want to adjust your back every time. Now that freaks me out because I have heard that if you get your back adjusted once, you have to do it forever!! YIKES!! Any truth to this??