Today I pampered myself and used a gift certificate for a massage I got for a Christmas present.
It's always a treat for me to get a massage. When I called to make an appointment last week, they didn't have any appointments that suited my (somewhat limited) schedule before today. However, the delay gave me time to anticipate how good it was going to feel when I actually got there.
This massage studio is located inside my chiropractor's office.
There are two dedicated massage rooms located just past the room I go to
for my adjustments. I arrived a couple of minutes early to fill out paperwork, then moved to a room where I undressed and laid on the table under the covers. After a couple of minutes the masseur arrived and got started on my hour of full-body massage bliss--back, legs and feet, arms and hands, then shoulders and neck.
Before I knew it my time was up. I took my time getting dressed and came out to the reception area to hand in my gift certificate. The masseur handed me a bottle of water and said I should drink extra liquids today. When I asked him why, he said that when your muscles are manipulated during a massage waste materials and other toxins are released. The extra liquid helps flush out the toxins.
Now I know.
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