My daughter won a free massage for winning first place in our recent 5k. She gave it to me, which, of course, I’ll use!
I’ve been looking for a new massage person for a while now, after having left Massage Envy, which is just too far to drive now.
I calledColorado in Motionand made an appointment. I didn’t really know about the place, which turned out to be an occupational and physical therapy center.
So, I got my first medical massage. And I learned a lot.
Apparently, my muscle is very “organized,” meaning you can see the actual individual muscles. My arms are defined, and I’m very flexible, which I thought I was not. I had a great massage and plan on going back for my next one!
We all know this is important: taking care of our body. But how many of us actually do it?
Yesterday, I saw my chiropractor. I love my chiropractor. Ever since Bruck my arms have been whacked. Sore. Wrist hurts. Bruised. You name it.
My chiropractor fixed my wrist. It feels SO much better now. The pain is gone and the range of motion is back.
Last week, I got a massage. It felt SO good. Again, range of motion returned. Knots disappeared. I felt so much better.
Nutrition. Lately, I’ve been eating pretty crappy. So much ice cream and chocolate in the house it’s hard to resist. I tightened this up last week as well. Again, I feel SO much better.
Sleep. I’ve been trying to sleep more. Going all day on 5 hours of sleep is exhausting. My body cries!
Taking care of your body involves effort, time, and attention. But it’s worth it especially as you age. It’s necessary if you want to continue doing the things you like to do.
You are given one body. Appreciate it. Care for it. Love it. Be grateful for it.
Without it, you’d be….
I had a massage this past week.
I needed it. BAD. My glutes were all tight and locked up, and it was affecting my mobility.
As I was lying on the table, clenching my teeth, cussing in my brain because the pain is intense, the thought always arises, Why am I doing this?
This thought was replaced by how I take care of all parts of my bodies. You have to in order to be effective at CrossFit and continue to do it. At least at my age you do.
I get massages (muscles). I now see a chiropractor (bones). And a muscle activation specialist (tendons and ligaments).
I’m seeing someone for everything. Except the brain… A psychiatrist.
Um….I’m not there yet…
But maybe I should be??