jeggings ~ F21
shirt ~ TJ Maxx
shoes ~ Kohls
scarf ~ ebay
blazer ~ gift from erin
earrings ~ ??
blazer~ vintage, thrifted
shirt~ James Perse, hand-me-down
for mother's day, the kids and chris got me a massage. of course i didn't get a chance to use it until this weekend. it was one of those groupons, so it was expiring...and what a better way to make sure you use a coupon, right? so i made an appointment, and was so excited for an hour's worth of relaxation.
i tend to get a little self conscious when it comes to massages. i mean, here you are, naked on a table, having a stranger rub your body, feeling any weird imperfections you may have. of course, the relaxation aspect totally outweighs any insecurities i might have, but those first few minutes for me are always a little uncomfortable.
so when i showed up and they told me tom would be my therapist, i was even more self conscious. because not only is there a stranger rubbing my body, but now it's a man stranger rubbing my body. i was waiting patiently for tom to come get me, and i have to admit, there was a slight sigh of relief when i saw that he
was blind. i don't know if this sounds bad...but it did take away a little of that, "this stranger is going to see me naked" feeling.
on the other hand, there were a few things that were weird to me. you know that point where you get undressed and under the blanket, and normally the therapist knocks on the door before entering? well, tom didn't do that. instead, he opened the door wide open and said, "may i have permission to enter?" errr, i guess. and then, the point where you flip from your belly to you back, and normally the therapist holds the blanket ever so carefully so as not to show any bits and pieces....well not tom. he just lifted the blanket high in the air while i flipped over. it was at this point that i realized i had put full trust in him, in believing he was truly blind....not that i really think anyone would lie about that just on the off chance that he would get a glimpse of some old lady's boobs.
anyways, tom was the best massage therapist i have ever had. he had an intuitive sense to his therapy that he knew where i was sore and exactly how to fix it. he even knew by touch what position i slept in. it was amazing, not full of oddness or insecurities, and i have already booked my next appointment.