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The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift

Monday, 14 May 2012

Courtesy: Microsoft Office

PC has learned a lot over the years. He asked me what I wanted for Mother’s Day and then got me exactly what I wanted. He called up a local spa and asked if they had anything that would “make her forget that she has a husband and kids for a little while.”

Which is how I ended up on a massage table for a ninety minute “Stress-Fix” massage.

Stress-Fix™ Massage
Clinically proven to reduce feelings of stress, the Stress-Fix™ aroma with lavender, lavadin and clary sage is incorporated throughout this body massage combining Swedish and deep tissue massage along with foot reflexology, acupressure points and a guided meditation to calm and rejuvenate you.

The masseuse looked over the health questionnaire, asked a few questions about any problem areas, and explained what I could expect for the next ninety minutes. Oddly, it reminded me a little of the intake process prior to a funeral.

Is that weird, I wondered, to be comparing this with funeral intake?

The internal dialogue continued to whirl.

Now lying face-up, a cloth moved past my face with a lovely scent wafting after it. Three more times that happened.

Such lovely scents. They all smell so nice, I thought drowsily.

“Which one did you like the best?” asked my masseuse.

The best? Is this a test? No one told me there was going to be a test. This is like going to optometrist’s office. Which is clearer? Lens one or lens two? One…or two? Lens three or lens four. Three…or four. I hate that part. I always worried about getting that wrong. What if I got this wrong too. What if chose an essential oil combination that wasn’t the one that my imbalanced chakra needed? Is there a way to fix that? Or is it too late? I need to pick one. Um…two. I think I liked two the best. Although four was really nice as well. I can only pick one, huh?

This might, by the way, explain why I was in such dire need for a massage…

Ninety minutes later, I awoke emerged very relaxed with an odd clarity that made me think I’d made the right choice. Or, at the very least, less stressed about choosing scent number two.

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. pjgbooks permalink
    Monday, 14 May 2012 4:38 pm

    I LOVE this post, especially the stressful part about “which is clearer, A or B? Seriously, you went to school to diagnose my vision issues, and I am exhausted and have vision issues, so I’m not really clear on which is clearer!” I swear, we live parallel lives. Thank you for making me laugh and appreciate your mother’s day gift.

    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Tuesday, 15 May 2012 11:37 am

      And that is why we are friends!!! MIss u….

      • pjgbooks permalink
        Tuesday, 15 May 2012 4:14 pm

        Aw, shucks. Miss you, too! At least I get to read about your adventures in Cornland.

  2. Thursday, 17 May 2012 9:20 am

    Oh, I really related to this. So hard to let go and R E L A X. YOu may enjoy my post on a similar subject: http://roughwighting.net/2012/04/13/joy/.

    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Thursday, 17 May 2012 9:51 pm

      I did! Thanks for sharing the link. Having a massage with a loved one (family or friend) makes the experience even more wonderful, doesn’t it??

  3. Tuesday, 22 May 2012 11:31 am

    I found it very helpful when the optometrist explained to me that the goal was to get to a point where I couldn’t tell the difference between one and two because that is where the difference was so small that either lens would be fine for me.

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