Wednesday, May 9, 2007

O my aching....

OK, I'm gearing up in the ol' job for summer craziness. From now until about October, life in the Transportation department is busy, busy, busy. Deadlines, and such. So, for the past couple of weeks, my shoulders have been gathering stress and tension exponentially. I've been thinking I need to go see my GREAT chiropractor, but he's at Trop & Jones and I just didn't want to spend the gas and time to go. Besides, as long as it's been since I've been, I knew I wouldn't be able to get by with a one time visit. Fast forward to today. I set my alarm last night so I could sleep in till 5:45 (normally I'm awake by 5:30), got up, pottied, and all was well. I went into the closet to get dressed and while putting on the upper body foundation garment, something went GRAB and suddenly, I couldn't even take a full, deep breath without searing, stabbing pain in my upper right shoulder blade. I couldn't tip my head down without pain. Every moment that passed, increased the pain. Went to work, because I had a meeting and a DEADLINE I'm working on, but managed to see the chiro on lunch hour. Yes, you can travel from I-15 & St. Rose to Trop. & Jones, see the chiro, stop at Del Taco, call your best friend in Idaho and be back to work in 1 hour and 15 minutes. In case you were wondering. Got adjusted. Better but not much. See him again on Monday. Then...inspiration hit. A new massage therapist has taken residence at my hair salon. Svetlana is the name, massage is her game. I called, and luckily I believe in miracles, I was able to schedule an appointment at 4:30 today. Got there, met her, told her my tale of woe. She worked on me for an hour. Can't say it was all pleasant, because there were times she HURT, but let me tell you what...I felt like a different person coming out of there than I did going in. She seriously helped. A LOT. So, I recommend her highly. Pecos & Wigwam. Revvolutions Hair & Nail Salon. She does 30 min. and 1 hour massages. Swedish, Deep Tissue (which is what I got), Trigger Point, and more. She said I had a lot of tension and stress in my shoulders. Really? But, seriously, it's a good thing I found her. She's reasonably priced. She's got an accent, but I couldn't pick up on where she's from originally. She's fairly young and pretty, I thought, not that that matters, but I don't think I've E-V-E-R had anyone with such strong hands. It was good. Did I tell you I feel better?

3 comments:

Jerolyn said...

Glad you are feeling better, there is nothing worse than an aching back! OUCH

Daniel said...

Now the question of the day is how are you feeling the next day??
Deep Tissue massages can be scary. Well i hope you are feeling better!

barlows said...

I love a good rub down. Happy Mother's Day tomorrow.