Things have been less than optimal lately. Work is blah. I am struggling to keep up with all the responsibilities associated with work and school. I am dealing with some family health issues.
All this has had me a bit on edge. I have found that I am getting way too upset over the littlest things. Then, I get upset at myself for getting upset. Clearly, that is not productive. My muscles have been so tight, and today they started burning.
At Rob's insistence, I went for a massage today. I was so looking forward to it. I went to a nice spa, Kiva, that I had enjoyed in the past. Fortunately, it was easy to make an appointment. I showed up ready to be relaxed. My muscles needed it. Even more so, my psyche needed it.
Alas, all did not go as anticipated. My therapist was loud and pushy. I tried hard to just tune that out. The massage started face down and seemed to last forever. After a while, the face cradle was giving me a headache and my sinuses were getting congested. I started to squirm a bit on the table, but the therapist didn't notice. I finally said that I needed to turn over, and she told me she needed a few more minutes to finish the back before I could turn over.
At the checkout, when asked how everything was, I related my experience. The receptionist gave me a $20 coupon "if you decide to return."
The muscles were relaxed, but the mental relaxation I desperately needed did not occur. I do not see returning to Kiva.