Thursday, November 24, 2005

Be The Bread

I had a massage today. Not a cushy, relaxation massage, but a strong, intentional, deep tissue massage. It was heavenly. I hadn't had one in almost half a year, but with the stresses that have been getting to me, my back and neck were getting more knotted with each passing day.
I felt my muscles give under the pressure and it was so nice to just let myself relax and be served. My massage therapist is great and he has a nice office with quiet music playing and a heating pad to keep you warm.
While he was doing his thing, I couldn't help but feel as though I were a huge mound of bread dough, and he was kneading me to perfection. A weird thought, I know, but I seem to have a lot of those and you should be used to them by now.
So there I was, a big ol' hunk of bread dough, lying on the table, and for a few minutes all I thought about was how I was bread. I wasn't worrying about the play, I wasn't stressed about work, I wasn't planning what we were going to eat for dinner and compiling a grocery list in my head.
I was just a pile of dough.
And it was fantastic!

Amanda Brown at 2:43 PM

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at 3:20 PM Blogger Jen said...

oh, that sounds so heavenly! Glad it took your mind off things and gave you the opportunity to relax!! I think I'm due for a massage soon.

 
at 6:46 PM Blogger Becky said...

I have never had a professional massage. I think I would love it. Travis isn't very good at them either, well he's good, but he gets tired of it after about 1 minute.. sigh. Lucky you!

Oh and after reading your post I remembered that I forgot to knead the dough from the cinnamon buns a made today!! They turned out, but probably not as well as if they had been kneaded.

 
at 7:08 PM Blogger Isabella said...

You really are obsessed with bread, aren't you! I'm glad you got a relaxing massage. I hope it's affects last the rest of your stressful time!

 
at 7:16 PM Blogger Angella said...

You deserved it - you're a busy girl!
It's been WAYYY too long since I've had a massage. I may need to get his number from you :)

 
at 6:53 AM Blogger Michelle said...

That is what we in yoga call MINDFULNESS. It is being totally in the moment, not thinking about anything but what you are doing. You can do this by taking a walk and focusing on your steps or by doing something as mundane as dishes. Cooking is another way. This is also proven to reduce blood pressure and lower stress levels. Keep it up any way you can. And, good luck with the play.

 

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