Ten Years Younger.

So yesterday I went for a Chinese Meridian Style massage. I knew something about how in Chinese traditional medicine, energy flows along different pathways of the body, and I wanted to see if I could feel that energy. I like experimenting on myself.  And the place was having a Grand Opening Special, so I figured, what the hell, I’ll give it a go.

I was ushered into a soothingly dark room. There was something I’m going to call Chinese Easy Listening playing (It had different tones to most Western music). My Masseur was a stocky man with really big arms.

Although the guy did use massage techniques I’ve had before, he also rolled me back and forth like a sausage, tapped my feet and lower back, and pulled my arms and legs. It was a really cool experience.

He’d been working on a shoulderblade for a while, and I said, “I’m tense there. Sorry.”

“Mmm,” he said. “Like rice. Sand.” It was true. I was pretty crunchy.

But when I got off the massage table and put my clothes on and tamed my hair, I felt lighter, happier. More optimistic. I felt ten years younger.

This is something I could do more often.

3 Comments to “Ten Years Younger.”

  1. By Beth, February 6, 2009 @ 5:09 pm

    That sounds yummy. Where is this magic man with the big arms?

  2. By Liz, February 7, 2009 @ 11:24 am

    He’s on Broadway between Stephens and Trafalgar. The place is called Beautiful Feet. They do foot massage as well, but I don’t like peopletouching my feet much.

  3. By stephanie, February 7, 2009 @ 11:46 am

    That’s when it’s a good massage, when you walk out feeling lighter.

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