Thursday, October 26, 2006

A Little to the Left

Several months ago I sang at a friend's daughter's wedding with Becky and Tawana. As a "thank you" she gave us each a gift certificate to receive a 45 minute massage. I don't think I ever needed one like I did today and I cashed in on that THANK YOU. For 45 glorious minutes, I didn't need to talk to anyone ( I didn't even know her anyway ). I didn't need to think. The room was dark, cold and some kind of Chinese music was playing. Not exactly in my top 10 musical selections but it was soothing. I did keep thinking of Memoirs of a Geisha which was a little distracting. As you must realize by now, it is virtually impossible to put my brain to sleep. But, I did the best I could. She knew what she was doing. She worked me from neck to foot. She kneaded, rolled, squirted some kind of hot stuff that smelled like lavender on me, she popped joints, wrestled knots in my shoulders the size of Irish potatoes and left my head for last. That's right I said my head. Now mind you, I am vain. I am known to fix my hair and makeup before scheduled surgeries. She, without my permission, removed the giant clip that held my hair coiffed up in a nice little wad. Before I knew it my hair was sticking straight up in every direction. It had enough hair spray on it to hold it that way too. It did feel so good to get a head massage but I must say that it took me 30 minutes to get that clip back in so I could exit the place. This is just a warning to those of you who have never had a full body massage. Your head is going to get kneaded and rubbed. Go in expecting this and take a hairbrush. At least I had dark glasses for the ride home.

8 comments:

That Girl said...

I hate massages. I went once and it hurt so much! I didn't stay for the whole thing! I don't really like people I know to touch me but certainly not strangers.

nana said...

It sounds like you really got the works. That sounds pretty exciting to me. Maybe some day I will go back to see Marge. Hope this massage helps. Did she rub your feet? Love you

Heather said...

Ooh...I wouldn't care how my hair looked...that just sounds good. I could really use a massage about now.

Love you

Hoots Musings said...

Thank you for your kind comments on my blog.

A massage is absolutely wonderful and think about this, they will be free and plentiful in heaven!

Lynn said...

And Hoots, we won't have to worry about our hair getting messed up! How wonderful is that?

Nana - I think you should call Marjess NOW .. you deserve one. Good stocking stuffers too...hint hint

Heather....you come on down and I'll get you one.

Terri....It's okay to be so sensitive..

Lora said...

I once had a facial and head massage, realized I was late for class when it was all over, and went to school looking a mess because I didn't check the mirror! Who'da thunk that it's possible to leave a salon looking like a monster?

Robert said...

Very cool lynn!!! I have had a few massages before sometimes the lower back just twinges from the kneading but oh sooooooooooo good after lol good to see all going well for you lynn and more commenters i see?? maybe we will catch up to barbara after all *wink*

AJ said...

Oh wow... that massage totally sounds divine! Did you have the shiatsu massage? They say thats less hard on you.