Saturday, December 22, 2007

Hot Stone Massage

This morning I got a 90-minute hot stone massage. It. was. heaven.

It was different from what I thought it would be. The pictures of it always show a person with a row of black oval stones going up the length of their back, so I thought it would be mostly that with the masseuse doing some massaging around them. It turned out to be a full-body massage with the masseuse using these hot smooth stones to do the massaging work. It was incredibly relaxing. When she was working on my back I dozed off and I was nearly drooling. This method of massage is supposed to be particularly good at releasing toxins from the body. I think it does, because I've felt so good today. My body feels rejuvenated and very healthy, and the aches and pains that I never knew I had are gone. I've had other types of massage before--Swedish, prenatal, and deep-tissue--and hot stone is now my favorite. I highly recommend it, and I can't wait to get another one. It's a wonderful form of preventative healthcare and stress-relief!

5 comments:

Alyson said...

Next time you go, I'll be hiding in your purse! That sounds exactly like what I need right now!

Jen said...

I've never had a hot stone massage, but your description made me want to add that to my Christmas list! I have a question about how exposed you are during the massage...did you feel uncomfortable at all? I hope to hear all about it when I see you Christmas week. I'm looking forward to it.

Donna said...

The exposure factor is nothing to be worried about. You are pretty much in your birthday suit, but you're all covered up by nice soft sheets except for the area being massaged. The masseuse doesn't see anything private, unless you want to have your "gluteus maximus" worked on too, and even then, it's just the side of it that's temporarily exposed. It's really not embarrassing or awkward.
I think this is the most interesting kind of comment I have ever written!

peter said...

Aah, You just made Christmas shopping a LOT easier. All I need to do is find some rocks....there should be some around here! Do they really have to be black and oval? I suppose I could find some paint too...

Donna said...

So you're going to get me coal for Christmas, Peter? I haven't been that bad this year!