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Yes I must confess I get a massage every 2 weeks. Wish I could get one every week-but we need groceries too.
A little background-have had a lower spinal fusion and a cervical fusion, last surgery August 2009. Healed well-no obstructions in spinal canal either end. But over the many years I struggled with back and neck pain the muscles in my neck,shoulders,hips, get the picture, have tightened,spasmmed whatever you want to call it-it makes the recovery process much slower. Massage has been a godsend. And my massage therapist is so special and enthusiastic about massage therapy it is a treat to myself every time I visit. As long as I can afford it I will continue. This is a part of my continuing healing process.

 For years everyone came first-kids,husband,work until I felt like life was a huge struggle. I’ve always been a fairly upbeat person,but was feeling worse and worse about myself. Finally started taking better care of myself. Treated myself first so I could take better care of my family, my business, my home and all those things in daily life that we as women tend to be in charge of doing.

 Thinking back, did I wear myself out? As women we have many roles that are always changing,evolving with more roles being added. Did I learn to “just say NO” a little late?  

 Wrapping up,take care of your body and your soul,the only ones you have, take special care of yourself first. Laugh,snuggle with your family,wear lipstick,take a long bath,read a book or magazine,hang out on Fab-40,get a massage,take a nap or whatever makes you feel nurtured.Then you can take care of others. After you recharge your self you have more to give others.

 Now excuse me I have a hot bath waiting.

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      Max0125 wrote Feb 23, 2010
    • I learned the hard way about sacrificing my body for others. I am a nurse as well and ruined my back taking care of people, thank God my back is functional again! The lesson that I learned was to take care of myself.  

      Have you tried myofascial release? That helped me the most and I no longer need to get a massage, I can have one for relazation now. It is so awesome to be back at this point.

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