One Word

I have but one word to say about deep tissue massage.


Actually I have more words. Like “Ow! That hurts” and “mmmmmmmmmmmm…………….that one is kind of painful!” and some other words that only rattled around in my head and did not come out of my mouth.

I went to get brutalized massaged, twice today. The first time was for an evaluation but he just couldn’t hold back. He found a bone in my foot that was slightly twisted and stuck so he needed to get that fixed and then he broke up some adhesions and pounded on some mineral deposits behind my knee.

Who was I to complain – his goal is to get me to Wildflower because he’s a Wildflower guy himself. He’s doing the Long Course. He was impressed that I was taking on Wildflower as my first ever Oly. I try not to think about it.

Anyhow, he decided I needed to go back for more with the massage therapist and since he was a cute guy I agreed. I had to overlook his crocs but once I did that I was good to go.

I actually got to go in one of those ‘ding dong’ rooms where they have the gentle drum music playing and it is so pleasant. But where was the soft bathrobe and the scented oil and the fresh sheets and the getting naked part? Nowhere – it wasn’t there. It was just me in my clothes and a cute guy who hurt me a lot. He was cute but he wasn’t gentle. He had a job to do and psuedo seduction was not on the menu. Story of my life.

The official word is that I’m okay to ride my bike, I might be okay to run this Sunday. And Wildflower – here I come.

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15 Responses to One Word

  1. Tammy says:

    Yea !!!! Too bad you couldn’t at least get naked 😉

  2. No naked? I didn’t even think they could work their magic without nakedness!

    (and I think crocs are silly too)

  3. Laurie says:

    Does anyone else find it amusing that it is us single women who are complaining about the lack of nakedness?

    I’m glad you are getting the help you need. I hope you have a speedy recovery.

  4. stronger says:

    Deep tissue with no nakedness??

  5. bold says:

    somehow, you thought the nakedness was optional.

    rookie mistake.

  6. Greyhound says:

    Now you know why I call my massage therapist “Mistress Arlene,” the dominatrix. She.Hurt.Me.

    Nekkidness, but definitely no happy ending there. Owie.

  7. momo says:

    yep, it hurts – bad, but it helps. helps even more if the guy doing it to you is cute… 🙂

  8. momo says:

    yep, it hurts – bad, but it helps. helps even more if the guy doing it to you is cute… 🙂

  9. Juls says:

    Sometimes a little pain is necessary. I’m glad that you are continuing toward Wild Flower. Go 21st Century Mom!!!!

  10. waddler26.2 says:

    “Pain is weakness leaving the body”-Lance Armstrong. I don’t know if that a naked pain or not!

  11. oh yay!

    somehow I don’t see the nakedness as a bonus, with the strange man factor, if he were unattractive that is…

    I need to screw up some courage and have somebody work on my calf, I think…eeep!

  12. fe-lady says:

    I am going in next week for my monthly massage just before my Xterra…can’t wait (for the massage, not the xterra so much!)
    This will help-wait and see!
    Cute guy in crocs????
    I hope they were at least purple crocs! 🙂

  13. Dori says:

    He reminds me of Jeanne’s “Pat” (Physical Abuse Therapist.) How cool that he knows Wildflower and knows what to do to get you there. I had to laugh at your crocs comment; I don’t wear them either. Good luck with your run this weekend.

  14. trimama says:

    oh yea, whole new levels of pain. But you get your appendages back and they work. here’s to you and the balance of your training.

  15. suzanne says:

    hi. i’ve been lurking on & off for about a year … it was Juls who inspired me (and all lurkers) to come out of the closet & make themselves known. Your blog was one of the first ones i ever read when i started my marathon madness last year … so, consider this my overdue introduction.

    I broke a cardinal rule of race recovery and went out too hard, too fast after my half marathon a few weeks ago & my hip problems from last year have resurfaced … i’ve gone to PT, but think it may be time to bite the bullet & try the deep tissue thing. i’m a little afraid! but love to see everyone’s comments – perhpas i’ll be a little better prepared for the massage (or brutilization – whichever comes first!)

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