Friday, 9 October 2009

Equipment Malfunction.......

Ok.. here's the thing... being a Massage Therapist means that on the odd occasion, my 'equipment' can malfunction. That is, my back can ache, my shoulders can tighten up, my neck won't move and I have a headache that last for.... oooh, about a month or so!

So getting maintainance for myself, while vital, is funnily enough, often far down on my to do list. Kind of a 'do what I say and not what I do' thing. Especially since I coach all of my own clients into regular treatments!
Anyhoo... a Chinese Massage business has recently opened here in Lonnie and after hearing from one of the girls I work with that she was getting good results, I picked up the phone and booked an appointment for earlier this afternoon.
HOLY GUACCAMOLY!
I have had chinese massage before (I've studied it myself) but I have never had this much cupping ever before in one hit and although I realise that this style of treatment is not light and fluffy, there were honestly times that I was ready to hop off the table and clock the young guy digging his elbow repeatedly into my back!
It hurt to move my arms just on the 5 minute drive home - heaven help me tomorrow as I am working and have massages of my own to give!
The picture below tells the tale - these should fade in a few weeks or so! Oi!

No pain, no gain...right??

8 comments:

sophiehillartist said...

OUCH!!!!!!!!!

Lulu said...

That looks more like abuse, than therapy. Oooo!

Loz and Dinny said...

are you shitting me????? hope the gains were good - bloody hell!!

ruby victoria printmaking said...

bloody hell annie! Is this normal to have so many in one hit?loge

Isis said...

are you crazy! please let us know how you feel a few days later and if you thought it was worth it...
x isis

ruby victoria printmaking said...

annie I was just talking to Allan (my Husband ) he has also studied chinese medicine and was saying under no circmstance should that guy have been hurting you in anyway ei. digging in your back and the amount of cupping done on your back was way too much, alot of it wasnt even done in the right places,I think he might have gotten a bit suction happy ! you pooor chook we feel for you ! I'd like to stick a cup on something of his !!!

Nicole said...

oh Annie..I have tears in my eyes and am curling my toes up! How painful. Good luck at work tomorrow
x

innerearthsoaps said...

Oh my goodness! That looks pretty sore, hope you feel better soon. x