This one has been rolling around in my head for a little while now, but not really sure about how to get it out, and that challenge was in my way too. So what does your body deserve? Therapy. My mind could probably use it too, but I don’t have that kind of money or time.
I mentioned in one of the blog challenge posts that sometimes I just declare ‘Therapy Day’ and do nothing exercisey but maybe go to the chiropractor or to get a massage. I think it’s an important thing and if I had the money I would got to both every week.
Some people scoff at going to the chiropractor, some have just never considered it. You should go. I go to Peterborough Chiropractic (right by George and McDonnell for those that live nearby) and see Dr. Jenn. It’s fantastic. She pokes at me a bit when I get there ‘Oh is this the spot that hurts? How does it feel when I do this? Yeah you have a rib out of alignment here!’ Generally it’s kind of a ‘what do you have for me *this* time?’ or ‘How have you abused your body these last two weeks?’ kind of thing.
I’m a bit rough on myself what with the running and gymming and hockeying that I do. To lay there and get adjusted, which is actually a pretty interactive process, is awesome, I get that satisfying snapping crunching sound out of my back and neck all the time there, so great.
The other thing you should do is get a massage once in a while. The more often the better in fact. I go and see Sarah Reurekas (also at the Chiropractors office) (@rmtsarah on twitter). Fantastic! Some therapists go too light on me. She does not. I feel it. I think there is a place for relaxing massages and all that, but they aren’t with me.Sarah digs in and works out knots, it’s like doing a workout really for me, it hurts when I’m on the table, but once she’s done that spot on my shoulder or back or neck it feels awesome!
If you have been working out, losing weight, building fitness, sitting at an office all day, super stressed etc… instead of rewarding/relieving yourself with something like food, or a shirt or something, go book an hour on a massage table, or visit the bone cracker… I mean chiropractor. Great self-gift, trust me.