Today I woke up aching from head to toe. My head was throbbing (didn’t make much sense since I drank my 20 oz right before bed and didn’t have any alcohol), my quads were knotted and tight like they’ve been for the past two weeks, and my back was practically screaming at me.
I went to my yoga class, which was an intro to hot yoga. It wasn’t too bad! They kept the room a few degrees cooler than normal hot yoga, and they turned off the humidity, so it wasn’t quite the same, but I thought I did okay. My back was still a little sore and my legs were killing me, so I decided it was high time I held my promise to do something nice for my body.
I got a ninety minute massage. It felt great, don’t get me wrong, but I think the poor masseuse thought something was terribly wrong with me. I had knots on top of knots all over my body. I mean’ my THUMBS had knots. It took him about 20 minutes on my back kneading out the knots before he could start the relaxation part. I’m pretty sure the grunting and groaning didn’t help his confidence either, but it felt fantastic.
The only problem is three hours after my massage’ my back still felt great, my neck was great, yes, my thumbs were fine, but my quads are super tight again. Im about to roll them out for the second time today, but I need to get this figured out already.
Oh, and I’m titling these photos:
what I feel like when I’m getting a massage
what I’m pretty sure I look like getting a massage