Totally mundane and pointless, but it was An Event for me.
I am starting a new job (my first real full-time job), moving to a new town, bought my first house, and have to move house all by myself with no help from anyone. I’ve been a bit tense. After discovering that, after closing, I had way more money left over than I had expected, I thought it would be fun to have a “spa” day and get a haircut (which I needed anyway) and a massage.
I was a little worried about the massage, wondering if it was going to hurt. You know when you have a pedicure at a Vietnamese (or is it Thai?) place, they want to give you a back massage while your toes dry? You know how they dig their elbows into you? That. That always makes me yell. So I was curious.
The massage was very relaxing, though. The masseur was an absolute master of flattery (Dante would soooooooo send him to hell) and he worked on my neck and shoulders, because I get tension headaches. I was covered with a sheet, except for my head and shoulders, and there was a heating pad on the table to keep me warm. The room was darkened, and there was nature-sound-flute-music on in the background. It was nice, and I came out of it feeling very wobbly and relaxed.
Late in the evening, though, I started to get sore in the center of my upper back. And more sore. And more sore. I woke up in the middle of the night with my whole right shoulder twitching, after which it felt better. Today, my left shoulder has yet to twitch, and it is still awfully sore. Ouch.
Interestingly, internet sources say that this is usual when you aren’t used to massage, and it should go away in a day or two and you’ll feel even better than usual. Hmmmm :dubious:
Anyway. That’s my massage experience. And I expect WhyNot to be in here with some remarks about the soreness.