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msbabs32: (WeLA)
Sunday, June 28th, 2009 01:38 pm
My back has always been impressively and frighteningly tight for almost all my known life. While getting a massage from my therapist, JQ, he suggested that I try a series of structural massages. it should take a total of ten hours to go over everything. My first session was last night. We started on loosening my back. Oddly enough we started on my abs and front chest muscles.

I learned several things that session. Despite that I am flexible than average person, I am tight in places I didn't know could be tight. I learned that my migraines and back tension is partly coming from chest. I also learned a new meaning to the terms: "sharp pain" and "intense". That a massage can be extremely non-relaxing yet have such incredible results. That I tense a lot and need to stop that. That it is amazing that it would *only* take ten hours total. I thought my pain tolerance was low but apparently it is surprisingly high. My tightness is common amongst high computer usage careers - awesome. I'll have to ask JQ what I can do/not do to counteract that. In the interim I'll try to put my arms back at my sides when not actively typing or clicking.

N picked me up and was highly amused by my spontaneous giggling all the ride home. I napped in a comma for an hour after coming home and slept like the dead at night.

Today I have slight bruising and some tenderness but am otherwise okay. Eight an a half more hours. I wonder how much different I'll feel when it's all done