People often view massage as a luxury, and being pampered does feel luxurious, but I look at it as a down payment on good health. Stress IS a killer. So, this week’s atom of gratitude is for spa week (mega discount rates), and the magnificent 1 1/2 hour combination Thai massage I had at Po Wat Thai Spa Friday night.
After years of being sick with Crohn’s disease, then finally getting into remission, I instinctively knew stress control was the key to staying there. I was dead set against taking maintenance drugs and their side effects, so I used to have a woman come to my house once a week for massage, and to this day I credit Marina for my never having a relapse (it’s been 11 years, and no sign of the disease at all). My doctor thinks it’s a miracle. Wink, I know better.
- A scene from the play Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner
Like everyone else, the economy meant having to pull my belt in a bit, plus I pour every cent I earn back into creating value for my customers, so I’ve been recklessly ignoring the benefits one gets from rejuvenating both body and mind with something as gratifying as a great massage in Beijing.
Jewels enjoying the spa and it’s benefits today
Now I’ll let you in on the best part of the experience, I came back to work, and I have been twice as productive since granting myself that mini break. I’m also much more relaxed and happy, so I made a resolution to carve out enough time each week for a little tender loving care and respect for my body again. Thank you spa week for reminding me how beneficial massage can be in every aspect of my life.