“The greatest mistake in the treatment of diseases is that there are physicians for the body and physicians for the soul, although the two cannot be separated."
So I have had a knot in my back on and off for two months. People asked me if I injured it in yoga, but I think writing this blog on an askew table is when it began. (I am not blaming you, my three readers! I will blog even with broken knuckles!) I think it is my stress in a tightly wound-up piece of muscle, strained with tiny bits of worry mixed in. In my imagination it looks like the eye of a tornado in my upper right back with some colors mixed in – grays, blacks and some red.
Like all people, I carry my life in my body. So, I am pretty sure is I could name the knot it would be called: “job hunt.”
I have iced it. I have heated it. I have yoga-ed it. I have gone on long walks. Finally I decided to try massage. I have had many massages and bodywork in my life. I also studied bodywork when I was betting my 500 hours of yoga teaching certification, so I am not new to a massage. It is just in my financial position it seemed a luxury. However, I am sure that “pain is inevitable, suffering optional.”
I happened to drive over on the behind streets off West Main Street and saw a sign for massage. When things like this happen I think the universe is speaking and who am I not to listen to the universe?
The place was the site of Kitty Cook’s (LMT) “peaceful creek side studio” in my (ok,our little Wickford). Ms. Cook is a licensed massage therapist who offers massage, reflexology, acupressure and craniosacral therapy. She is a wonder!
She has 20 years experience and it shows. I especially loved the reflexology. Her studio is located in a quaint cottage like building and so you can hear the birds as she works.
She worked on me a bit over an hour and I felt tremendously better after!
And because I can do nothing like everyone else, I had to ask her to stop two times so I could – well – pee. (I do a lot yoga and drink a lot of water and I have a bladder the size of the head of a daisy.) This is one of those things that, had she been annoyed or cranky about it, would have seriously impacted my experience. However, she acted like a “break” (HA!) in her work (twice!) was no big deal.
So, she is kind too. Which matters. Kindness always matters. I highly recommend her for massage. The website is : www.UnwindandRenew.com
Look her up: we all can use some Tender Loving Care (TLC). Go. You won’t be sorry.
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