The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift
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.
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.