Twice now in the last 8 days I’ve been told by 2 different medical practitioners to slow down, take it easy…Life is busy though; between pregnancy, my work and The Husband’s, my non-stop son, and the silly season, I don’t see much of an avenue to wind down… However I also know this lifestyle cant be sustained for long as the aches and pains of pregnancy are quickly catching up with me. And while it’s hard to find the time or money to indulge in any art of relaxation, I know when the rare occasion arises what my preferred option is: massage.
It honestly is one of life’s greatest pleasures in my opinion, and seriously, nothing makes me more blissed out than the soothing music that lulls you into the limbo land between wakefulness and sleep, the scented candles, soft lighting, and oh, most joyful of all, the perfect excuse to be able to lay still and let someone soothe your aches and pains. Nope, no child clinging to your leg demanding a second helping of morning tea, no incessantly trilling phones, no TV’s blaring; in fact there are no responsibilities at all other than to lose yourself in the moment and let the masseuse work their magic and free yourself from some pain. Tis heaven, I tell you and I figure it might be my only option if I want to follow Dr’s orders and stop with the stress.
My only rule when it comes to massage is that I cannot bring myself to make idle chit chat with the masseuse while it’s going ahead. It’s awkward, sure, having to hold that little conversation, but I do it early in the process, just so we are both aware. I figure it saves any uncomfortable moments when they start with the small talk and face being grunted to in return! Plus, my world is peppered with conversation all day everyday – it is the golden sounds of silence I seek during this period that make this an even more cherished little event.
And it quite rightly is an event, because those of us living in the real world with mortgages and bills, cant indulge in massage as often as we’d like (or is that just me?). Like most of the lovely things in life, it can be expensive. This is why, as I have discovered, it’s a good idea to keep an eye out for some super specials that are designed to save you money. Sites like Groupon are a mecca for saving when it comes to life’s little luxuries. Who knows, with the dollars left over from what you’d spend if you bypassed this option, you might just be able to go back for another, sooner (which is what I plan to do, after testing the waters for you dear readers – aren’t I kind in that way?!) And that sounds like a much needed slice of heaven to me!
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