Massage Relief

For the past year, I have been getting a massage every two weeks.   It's not just a mild feel good kind of massage.   It's a "work out the knots" massage that focuses on some problem areas.   I have chronic tightness in my right neck/shoulder area from too many years of use in various ways.   Sometimes my lower back or hips want to chime in.   Helen is a lovely red-headed Brit who knows a whole lot about physiology and massage and all kinds of things.   She works magic on me and allows me to continue doing the routine things that are my life.

Last Wednesday I decided I was doing okay and decided to skip a week, pushing my appointment out to this afternoon.   I went over to the barn to help my friend with some things and spend time with the horses.   Just before noon, she calmly came back from driving her tractor and the manure spreader over to the orchard, and told me we needed to go get stitches.   She had somehow done some damage and had wrapped her finger in  her sweatshirt to help stop the bleeding.   So off we went.   The hospital is only 5-10 minutes away, but the time we spent was about 2 hours.   She ended up getting 8 stitches and a wrap over the finger that is big enough to cover a horse's leg.   And really, despite the pain she was in, we talked and laughed and had as good a time as you can have in the ER.   

So it was good that I rescheduled my massage.   But I am more than ready for Helen's magic today.   I have taken lots of photos over the past week and my camera with lens is heavy.   I also helped my friend drag a dozen 12 foot panels and set up a round pen on Monday.    Fortunately the major projects are finished and we can get into the routine of regular riding again.   

Still thinking a small mirror less camera might be in my future.   It would be nice to take hundreds of photos without feeling the strain from my camera.   Maybe someday....


Comments

Comfypjs said…
Love this photo, the itty bitty pink flowers on the plants and of course the rock!
Enjoy your massage!
TexWisGirl said…
wow, that's a beautiful scene. glad you could help your friend!
HI Denise Lovely shot. If your camera is causing you health issues and stopping you taking as many shots as you want, then I suggest you get a smaller one and enjoy life better.
Mark said…
I too hope you can continue to capture moments like that one, or your header which is awesome by the way. And isn't it interesting that you pushed that appointment back and then you were needed by a friend......funny how life works.
I'm glad you were at the right place at the right time- I'm sure your friend is thankful too! Beautiful shot above!
A Quiet Corner said…
That flower is telling you something,...:)JP
Missy George said…
Sorry your pictures are causing you pain..They're beautiful..I get massages every other week as well..Tomorrow is the day..
Tabor said…
Beautiful photo. How heavy is your camera...what one do you use?
Michelle said…
Your massages sound divine!
Lynne said…
I think in my quest to give up sugar I will replace it with massage . . . You inspired me, thank you!
Mary Miller said…
So it’s a kind of massage therapy. That sounds divine! To have your sore muscles, nerves, and veins working again for a healthier blood flow. Keep it going, and the routine things you go through your life will go smoothly. Cheers to wellness! Mary @ Main Street Massage

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