Unlike Miss Britt, who’s massage experience was, well, less than optimal. I decided to do something novel, and post a Craigslist ad in the Therapeutic section basically saying: “Oh shit, I have a marathon in two weeks, I’m sleeping on the floor because of a bad back, and I need help NOW.”
I got two responses back. One from an accupuncture/massage person who seemed very competent, and one from a lady who basically said: “This is precisely what I fix. She went on to explain what she does, which is much more along the lines of re-alignment and release of muscle-memory, vs. tissue-based massage, although she does some of that two.” Not rolfing, though, nothing painful. Just figuring out how everything is out of balance, and putting it back.
So I went to see her last night.
Holy SHIT. I left there pain-free for the first time in weeks. And I feel about 85% better this morning, too. I can feel some pain in my back, but I feel like it’s muscular, not structural. Really interesting.
The crazy thing was: I almost walked out. Her office was professional, and she was normal enough… but she spent the first twenty minutes talking… and impatient me was thining… “Um… can we put some of this chatter into action, please?” But then she kept me there for another hour and a half, and did an amazing, unbelievable, and for me, unprecedented job.
Going to see her next Thursday, too.
Love to all. Even you, the guy with the wet cough who keeps spitting into his handkerchief.