Get Rocked! (with Thai massage)

Get Rocked! (with Thai massage)

Don’t be fooled by the word massage — it’s definitely not that.

It’s bodywork.

With extra emphasis on the *work*.

If you’re lucky, like I was, you’ll get an intuitive practitioner. ¬†Someone who can tune into what’s really going on in your body — your muscles and bones.

Unlike Swedish or Shiatsu (the only other types of massage I’ve encountered) where you lie on a table — Thai massage is a little less gentle and a lot more engaging. ¬† You’re fully dressed. You’re on the floor. ¬†And you kinda gotta give a little to get a little!

Which brings me back to the *work*.

It’s not exactly a relaxing session. ¬†You get rocked (literally!), flipped (like a hot potato!) until you’re stretched to your outer limit. ¬†It’s sorta like taking a yoga class, except the teacher does the yoga for you (at her advanced level!). ¬†Yes, there may be some pain involved.

It’s definitely not a¬†lie-there-and-do-nothing situation.

Until savasana.

The ultimate in receiving — when the real *work* takes place. ¬† When the body (& soul!) are left to absorb.

And trust me, it goes pretty deep. ¬†It wasn’t until a little later that it all sank in. ¬†The blockages that have become so familiar, were removed. ¬†I was left totally open. ¬†Spacious. ¬†Even vulnerable. ¬†It was like my essence had room to breath, finally!

But as good as I felt…I was still uncomfortable.¬† I was almost too open for my New York City life. ¬† I didn’t know what to do with this new, stress-free self.

So I met a friend for coffee to return to what I know.

What’s your secret to staying with an uncomfortable version of yourself?

8 Comments

  1. skeggjold@att.net' Skeggjold says:

    I could so use that now.

  2. jen.ostrander@yahoo.com' JennyO says:

    I had a Thai Massage every other day when we vacationed in Thailand, no joke workouts lol and definently getting your workout with them. Secret to the uncomfortable me? hmmm.

  3. I’ve heard about getting them on the beach in Thailand — sounds amazing! And yes, they can make you sore the next day!! Love hearing from you Jenny, thank you

  4. chloedance@comcast.net' SirenaTales says:

    Thanks for the cool, vivid description. I’ve yet to have a Thai massage, but am a dedicated believer in frequent massages–I’m convinced it’s what’s helped me be able to dance so physically and athletically in my 50s. And I love your question at the end. Still pondering my answer, I’m thankful to you for making me think. Namaste

  5. thank You, Sirena! I’m loving your blog!!

  6. Thai massage is TOTALLY THE BOMB!! You get a massage and stretched to limits you have never known. I love Thai massage.

  7. I love Thai massage…it’s like having someone do the yoga for you ūüôā

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