Thankful Thursday-The therapeutic massage

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance

Good morning everyone-As some of you know I deal with widespread ongoing chronic pain and have for many years. While I have had regular chiropractic care for at least 20 yrs I didn't have regular massage until 4 yrs ago.

I started going to a lady named Beulah who owns and operates Rustburg Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. I have learned so much from her.

She also has helped me tremendously from headaches, low back pain, neck pain, etc. Massages for many people are considered a luxury and feel good. What I have come to learn over the past 4 yrs and the difference it has made in my life that for me it isn't a luxury but a necessity.  Unfortunately with chronic pain a massage isn't always a pleasant experience many days. There are many tender areas and they cause extreme pain when she massages them. I jokingly tell her that I pay for this torture.

Without it though my life wouldn't be good at all. I suffered for many years without it and had no idea how much better you can feel. I have learned more about the different muscles and what they do than I would have ever imagined.

Yesterday I had my latest massage. I get them every 2 weeks. For whatever reason every since the broken toe incident back in December I have experienced increased and intense pain in my lower back, legs and feet It has been a struggle and not a fun one.

Before that happened the massage had brought me to the point where I was able to do much more with significantly less pain.  So needless to say I am frustrated and discouraged and feel like I am back at square one but I am determined to get back to where I was at least.

One of the things that I had noticed when working around the house is I seemed to be bent over and couldn't stand properly while working which would definitely increase the back pain. When I mentioned that to Beulah she told me about the pelvic muscle that controls you standing properly. The muscle gets tight and shortens and causes you to not stand correctly.

So yesterday she works on that VERY painful tender muscle on both sides. Needless to say it was an intensely painful session but I know it will help. She gave me stretches to do for it as well as to work on loosening it myself.

So today I am thankful for the ability to get these therapeutic massages every two weeks and thankful for Beulah who I have learned so much from. As the saying goes: Whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger and I plan on being around good Lord willing for many years to come and I want those years to be as pain free as possible. Without your health you have nothing.

 

 

 

 

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Sharon Lee

Comments (33)

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Hi Sharon, I too am happy to hear you are getting some relief. Chronic pain is no fun at all. It's great that she's teaching you tips too. Have a great day. D 

Feb 05, 2015 02:11 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Nicole-I don't get the deep tissue massage but the therapeutic I do get does help but it does help

Will-I have to otherwise I would be in terrible pain. Worse than I am now.

Gary-I will do the exercises and the self massage in between so i will see how it is next time I go. Beulah has helped understand a lot.

Alexandra-She is a blessing

Debb-I indeed have learned a lot. You are right chronic pain is no fun. I just have to be patient and hope it gets back to quote MY normal. You have a great day too.

Feb 05, 2015 03:18 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

I wish a good massage would solve the ongoing back pain I live with.  I do get a massage every now and then just for the heck of it.

Feb 05, 2015 03:58 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

John-It took me a long time before I felt any difference and it is amazing how fast it went backwards

 

Feb 05, 2015 04:20 AM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning Sharon.  I could use a good massage and pedicure. Talk about centering me.

Feb 05, 2015 05:21 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Good morning Michael-You gotta take care of you,

Feb 05, 2015 07:01 PM
Jon Kolsky
Kolsky Realty & Management - Long Beach, CA
Licensed California Real Estate Broker

Sharon Lee ~ I love this post for so many reasons... I love that they help you, I love that you are able to have them, I love that you are doing better, but most of all I love the gratitude you have.... Thank you! I love the inspired feeling you provide...

Feb 06, 2015 02:46 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Hi Jon Kolsky-There is a lot of love in your comment and I love that. Thank you. I feel very thankful I am able to go and as painful as they are they do help.

Feb 06, 2015 03:15 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good for you, Sharon --- finding the right person to help you is so important. 

Feb 06, 2015 08:39 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Michael-It indeed is

Feb 06, 2015 09:07 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Sharon ... VB loves massages and your post has been featured to the group:

EXPRESS WITH WORDS AT ACTIVERAIN

Feb 07, 2015 12:52 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Bob-They are very helpful to our health and well being. Thank you for the feature. Always appreciated.

Feb 07, 2015 01:03 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Sharon Lee so glad you're finding relief.  I used to belong to a ladies gym that included a weekly massage that we were practically ordered to take - loved it.

Here's someone else who loves it:  epic massage

Feb 08, 2015 04:43 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Susan-Mine do help for sure. I love that video. That cat is really happy. i wish mine felt that good that I could purr. Thank you for sharing that.

Feb 08, 2015 05:48 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I'm thinking of trying massage to help with my back pain. I have a very specialized doctor that keeps me moving, but I need to get the tight areas worked out. 

Aug 28, 2015 04:52 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Debbie Laity -I sure am appreciating you making the extra special effort of going back in my archives and commenting on my posts.  It truly makes my day. Speaking of days hope yours was a awesome one and your weekend is superb,

I think the massages would help you greatly.

Aug 28, 2015 06:32 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, Sharon...I know about painful massages. I also have serious back issues and massages have been painful for me. Your post makes me want to look at going back to them. 

Jan 04, 2016 05:11 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Debbie Laity -I would be in serious physical pain all the time. Massages while painful help to keep me moving. I hope you do go back. Pain is NO fun.

Jan 04, 2016 06:31 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I need a massage now. Although I'm going to wait to visit my doctor first and then probably get one. 

Oct 10, 2016 09:08 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Debbie Laity -I don't know what I would do without them. I get a 90 min one in a little over a week.

Oct 10, 2016 09:21 AM

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