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Right now, I’m trying to plan a trip to go back to Florida for a weekend… but between ridiculously overpriced flights and busy weekend schedules, it’s proving to be a rather difficult task.
I did do something last night though that was equally out of character for me and wonderful.
I got a massage.
Seriously, I’ve only had one before. It was in Mexico on the beach, which was beautiful! But, in typical Carly fashion, I simply could not relax feeling that exposed outside.
After that experience, I knew that massages were great… but they probably just weren’t my thing. However, for like two weeks, I’ve been extraordinarily tense. I woke up one morning and couldn’t move my neck. The muscles in my shoulders have been painful to the touch. I don’t even notice how tense I am… until I start to feel my shoulders touch my earlobes. (This is only a slight exaggeration.)
I was trying to get recommendations from friends of great places to go without breaking the bank. Unfortunately, every place that I called seemed to be booked out into eternity. I turned to Yelp and found this (literal) hole in the wall place one block from my apartment. Was it a little bit sketchy? Yes…. at first. But everyone there ended up being super friendly and respectful. (One thing that drives me crazy about “service” based stores is when they try to up-sell you on everything.)
30 minutes felt like 30 hours. It. Was. Perfect.
I really can’t believe that I’ve waited that long in the first place. I must admit that I’m a smidge nervous about getting completely hooked. I can see myself going basically every day after work…
An actual break (no technology, no plans) is definitely in order, but this was a great interim solution!
How do you squeeze a little bit of relaxation/pampering into your life?