Last night I got in bed and turned on The Food Network. I like watching it for its sedative effect. The Best Thing I Ever Ate, was on at the time. This show invites celebrity chefs to come on and talk, like the title says, about the best thing they ever ate (for a half hour). I shut the television off and began to think the best thing I ever ate. Was it the portabella/avocado panini I had in Santa Fe at the Guadeloupe Cafe, shitake mushroom rolls at my favorite restaurant (Sushi House), or maybe a good prime rib from The Outback? I could go on forever. It was impossible to choose one thing. As my mind wandered away from food, I started thinking about massage therapy. What was the best massage I ever received? I thought about the professional massages and the ones just out of love.
I remembered falling asleep while my mom would sit at the foot of my bed and massage my feet whenever I was sick. Only a mother will give you a massage when you are contagious. I hope my daughters remember some of the massages I have given them. I certainly will always remember the first massage I gave each of them.
The first time my oldest daughter hopped on my back and gave me an “a-ssage” warmed my heart as a parent and practitioner. I hope there are children out there who dream about becoming massage professionals when they grow up.
I have loved the many massages from talented colleagues, instructors, and classmates. Each one of them possesses different talents and strengths. I have learned something from each one.
I sincerely appreciate husband’s efforts to work on me in between my scheduled massages. Installing ashiatsu bars at home was totally worth the investment! I wish I took more time to work on him.
My first ashiatsu massage was amazing. I remember thinking there has got to be ashiatsu massage in Heaven. I hope other people feel the same way when they receive their first ashiatsu massage from me.
What was my favorite one? . All of these massages hold special memories for me and there is no way I could just pick one. I will just have to keep going out there and getting more massages to compare with the others.
What was the best massage you ever received?
Ivy Hultquist, LMT