#22 Completed- Have a Spa Day and Invite Someone
Pain Goes Bye-bye
Sometimes women just need a spa day. In my case, a back and leg massage day.
Mr. Mind gave me a wonderful Christmas gift, two deep tissue and hot stone massages. It was a pleasure to lay back and let someone press and push out all the kinks. Not only am I stressed from my crazy job, but I also have pain in my legs. Once a month my left leg goes numb with pain as my sciatica throbs and stiffens. The only way I can sleep at night or walk during the day is to constantly take B-Complex or Folic Acid. Of course pain pills would help, but I rarely touch the stuff.
The massage therapist took my sciatica problem into consideration as she began to work. She described how the sciatica vein begins in the buttock and runs down the back of both legs. When the vein is pressed on in the hip/buttock area, the sciatica swells and causes the stiffness and pain. She will analyze how I sit and get up and down from a sitting position this week. I feel another lifestyle change coming as I know that I slump more now that I have growing up. Changing how I sit and stand up should free the pain in my legs.
Mr. Mind did not want to attend the spa day with me. He loves back massages, but felt that it was my time to relax. We did joint pedicures and manicures on a different day and that can certainly count as a spa day for a man. Now if I can only get him to get a cucumber facial mask along side a dip in a mud bath....