Last week Mario proudly advised that me he was the best husband ever.
“I’ve booked you in for a remedial massage for your hip!”
Probably not the reaction he was hoping for, but I immediately groaned and asked “whyyyyyyyyy? That’s going to hurt like hell!” He insisted I go, and begrudgingly I agreed.
On the weekend I’d noticed there was a bit of hip pain again, and trying yoga didn’t seem to help it too much like it had in the past. I daresay because of the heat, I was so reluctant to do much for fear of sweating. Hence there was quite a lot of couch time this weekend. The more I walked and winced, and as much as I hated to admit it, Mario had been spot on.
So after work today, I made my way to Mooloolaba Massage and Sports Health.
Meet Jason – my new favourite Sadist
I don’t call them masseuses, I call them sadists. They enjoy hurting us common folk! What else could you be when as a direct result of your hands (or in this case elbows) are the reasons for countless bruises, wincing, and if you’re really good, clenched fists? And they do it for a day job!
Jason took the time to listen to my concerns, and before I knew it I was already laying face down with fists clenched. I’ve had a few massages in my time, but he worked on some muscles in my back that I’ve never had anyone ever work on before. He explained that my sacrum was slightly tilted which meant my right hip was more forward slightly. I had actually noticed that before in the past, but always thought that was due to my scoliosis. It seems I was wrong!
Over the next 45 mins, I was pushed, prodded, twisted and flexed. By the end of it, simply running a soft hand over my hip and butt cheek hurt, so I know there’s some awesome bruising coming my way.
Yet walking tonight feels super easy again, and I can’t feel anything pulling in my hip when I walk – fantastic! Jason’s given me the all clear to go for a run in the morning, so here’s to hoping that I have a good solid run!
Based on all the places I’ve been on the coast for a massage, I would rate Jason pretty highly. He certainly has released muscles I didn’t know were knotted, and I’ve found immediately relief in my hip.
Besides, if you don’t bruise you’re not doing it hard enough, right?