THE massage I needed
I had a major knot in my shoulder, and it was increasingly painful to the point of me demanding help from Dav, and even rubbing up against corners to apply pressure to it. Holding chunky Tesla doesn't help, and neither did the accident.
Elida had told me about Jeffrey MacMullen. I love deep tissue, and when I'm hurting, I want intense work, not tra-la-la rubbing. He sounded like the guy I needed, so I made an appointment at 8:30pm one night for a next morning session. I had to bring Tesla along, but assuming her past behavior, I thought she'd be chill and perhaps nap. I brought many toys and even her gymini just in case. Unfortunately, pretty much from the minute I lay down, she had a fit. Could have been Jeffrrey's mustache (he tried comforting her several times), could have been the herby smell of the office. Who knows. Basically, we tried for over an hour massaging parts of me while I held her, rocked her with one hand, and even fed her lying sideways as he worked on the other. In the end, I had to give up. I had just a taste of what Jeffrey could do, so leaving was difficult. Of course, as soon as I drove away, she snoozed.
Jeffrey kindly kept the next morning free in case I could have Dav watch Tesla, and come back. Dav made the time, so off I went to be away from Tesla for about 3 hours. I've been apart from her only twice before, to run quick errands that took about 30 minutes, and recently for quick morning jogs that are about 15 minutes. So this was THE first time to be away from her for so long. She's just beginning to take the bottle with pumped milk so it was an experiment.
I wanted to blog about the massage because Jeffrey's massage was pretty much the best massage I've ever had...and I've had quite a lot of body work done (even used to work in a massage therapy office/school and got tons of sessions then...). It's quite intense, so it definitely isn't for everyone. I mean, it was hard work. He'd focus on an area, asking me to breathe deeply, pulling, kneading, and bending me in ways that were in the pleasure/pain zone. And this went on for 2 hours +. It felt like a workout, had me groaning and moaning. But...at the end, I could not believe how different I felt. It was like a ton of bricks that I didn't know I carried had been lifted. I was in a daze and floated. It's taken a full day to recover with lots of H2O and deep long naps. But I feel so much better. He clearly knows his stuff. As I breathed and he worked on my body, he'd say, "ah, right there...breathe into it...beautiful...there we go..." As he admitted himself, he's a geek.
So this is to thank Jeffrey. I'm delighted to have found a body worker who is my type (haven't done much deep work for quite some time) . I highly recommend him.
And cheers to daddy Dav who successfully took care of Tesla for 3 hours. She didn't cry : )
We are scheduled to share a babysitter with our cool neighbors, leaving Tesla and their 2 year old so we 4 can go out at night. We'll stay close to home in case I need to rush back, but if all goes well, that means Dav and I can start going out as a couple again!! And we want that!
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