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Fibro Feelings – Massage

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Yesterday I did a two hour mind-beauty marathon. I had three appointments, at three different locations, within two hours! Although I prefer not to schedule them so closely that I’m running around trying to get to them, those were the only appointments left with the people I wanted/needed to see. Well, at least they were supposed to be. First up was a bang trim, but my regular stylist was running so far behind that they moved me to a different stylist. I wasn’t that happy about that, but seeing my favorite shampoo and conditioner on sale ($15 less after buying both) put a smile on my face.

Next stop was picking up some forms that I needed to have filled out for later. After I picked those up, I headed to have my brows shaped. They’ve been needing it for weeks! Luckily, I was able to get out of there early and get to my third appointment, a massage! Since it was World Arthritis Day I wanted to participate in the Healing Hands for Arthritis event at Massage Envy and wear blue. Sometimes I feel guilty getting massages, but I knew I wouldn’t this time, since $10 from my service was going straight to the Arthritis Foundation!

My lower back and upper leg have been hurting for weeks, so this event was perfect timing! My massage therapist was amazing and I could tell that she had wonderful knowledge and skill. She helped me figure out that my sartorius muscle was causing the pain in my leg/hip area. She spent quite a bit of time working there, but also a lot on my lower back (which she said was super tight) and my shoulders. Although I had some discomfort on parts of the massage, I felt so much better afterward! Usually I tell a massage therapist when it hurts, so they can use less force, but since my back had been hurting for weeks, I just wanted the most relief possible afterward. I’m always amazed by how relaxed my body is after a massage. If you’ve never had a massage before I’d highly suggest that you give it a couple tries. A great massage therapist is a wonderful “tool” to have your healthcare tool kit.

What’d you do for World Arthritis Day?

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All the Massage Envy employees were wearing cool shirts that looked like these balloons



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