Hubby and I each went for an hour-long massage and just got back. We have a membership at Massage Envy. It is a spa franchise that opened up near our home a couple of years ago. We pay for 1 massage per month and the hours accumulate if you don't use it for whatever reason. Everyone once in awhile we get 2 hour massages and are practically unconscious at the completion. It truly is a luxury and yet is so beneficial.
I love getting massages. They are relaxing, great for tension, sore muscles and headaches and over-all health and well being. The beds at Massage Envy are heated which was particularly nice on this cold winter day.
Some people are really uncomfortable about getting massages. One of my best friends has never and says she will never get one. She feels like it is too intimate to strip down for a stranger and she says she wouldn't be able to relax. First of all, you don't have to completely strip, you can wear shorts if you'd like. Of course you are covered with a blanket and the therapists are well trained at keeping you covered; exposing just the body part being worked on, like an arm.
There are all kinds of massages, light touch, deep tissue, maternity, Swedish. I prefer a firm pressure and, unfortunately I didn't get that today. If I am able to fall asleep during the session, it is not firm enough!
What about you? Have you had a massage? Or, are you like my friend who say's she will never do it? If not, why not?
In the new year, I am wishing you all many, massages or at least one.
To your health!