My lovely kids pulled the stops out for Mothering Sunday and sent me a voucher for a massage! So today I took myself there, having booked an Indian head massage (and researched it a bit on line).
Well, the lights were turned down low and the relaxing music started playing and the friendly and professional girl started work on my back, shoulders and neck and head. And I could feel her fingers finding huge hard knots in my shoulders and neck, which were not susceptible to all her kneading and pummelling
Anyway, after 50 minutes I drank a glass of water and was feeling much more relaxed. And she said to me as I left that the muscles in my neck and shoulders were seriously tight, and that the IHM was not really designed to deal with them properly, as it is more a relaxation technique than a ‘proper’ massage. And if I had the opportunity, I should consider getting a proper back and neck massage, as that would help to deal with the problem (she doesn’t do that herself).
Which was all very interesting, and I learned something useful about myself. And I began to wonder how much of my fibromyalgia (which is in flare-up mode at present ) is in league with the tight muscles, and are they making each other worse …
I reckon there’s only one way to find out