Had myself a massage at the weekend.
A massage every now and again will work wonders for your recovery.
Well, as long as you don’t have that airy fairy kind of massage.
This was a deep tissue massage.
Palms, knuckles and elbows.
In fact, I can’t say for sure, but I think the lady might have even used her feet at one point.
Mind you, there’s a funny thing about massage therapy.
If you’ve had a massage before you’ll know what I’m on about.
You get in the room.
The masseuse leaves you to get changed.
But then the question arises…
“Do I get ball-naked or do I leave my pants on?”
This leaves you in a state of confusion and slight panic, if I’m honest.
After all you’ve only got a couple of minutes to make this decision.
I’ve not quite worked out if there is some sort of naked etiquette in this sort of situation.
Either route will cause you grief.
Keep your pants on and your Calvin Klein’s will probably get covered in jasmine oil.
Go the naked routed and you can’t help but feel super exposed the moment you’re told to turn onto your back.
I’m yet to find a smooth transition from front to back.
Good news though…
This spa at the weekend gave me paper knickers.
Why it’s taken so long for these spa places to work this one out I don’t know.
Yes, these paper knickers were a bit skimpy for my liking, but at least my pants were oil free and I knew where I stood with the whole balls in vs balls out predicament.
As traumatic as this may sound, getting a massage once a month is a very good idea.
I felt wonderful afterwards.
Like I had brand new pair of legs.
Sure, it’s nice to relax with an airy fairy Swedish massage.
But if you want to help your body recover from the rigours of intense exercise, get yourself a deep tissue/sports massage.
And if a massage is out of the question.
Get yourself a foam roller.
It’s kinda like a giant rolling pin for the body you can use at home.
This is probably the next best thing to a massage and you won’t have to worry about that front to back transition ;)