I learned a very important lesson this past week. Massage chairs can be dangerous.
I went for a pedicure with a friend. I am seriously trying to ease back into “normal” life a little bit more day by day. I mean really. Two years of restrictions and limitations has been rough on everyone and I am just trying to reintroduce little things into my life that I used to do pre-pandemic.
Pedicures are one of those things that are a nice little pampering luxury and I also like to give some of the local places my business. My nail girl is the best and I like to support her so I have entered back into the nail salon world just for pedicures.
Lots of salons have those massage chairs and I usually don’t use that feature but I did this time. There are a lot of options but I finally settled on the “kneading” option that goes up and down your back as you sit. It felt good. At the time.
Later that night as I got up from the couch I realized how tender my back was from that massage. To the point that it was painful and felt bruised. Really. I overdid the massage chair. Who would have thought that was possible?
But as is very common with me in my life – I get excited about something and get sucked in and over do and don’t always think about the long term. I could have turned it off. I should have turned it off. But I didn’t. My back was tender for two days afterwards just because I didn’t use good judgment.
I know there is a lesson in here for me and I am trying to figure it out.
Don’t try something new? No.
Massage chairs hurt? No, not if used properly.
When trying something different use moderation? Maybe.
I really felt a bit ridiculous. I mean who gets beat up by a massage chair?
On the plus side my toes look lovely and are beach ready for later this month. Win win!
Have you ever had a bad experience with a massage chair? Or is it only me? Let me know in the comments and remember to Comment for a Cause for Reece’s Rainbow.