MauiMassageManDavid came over yesterday for 90min of healing hands. I’m so grateful for Delta Fire’s massage plan because of that sweet firefighter, I learned the joy my body experiences in getting RMT massages, more frequently than I used to ever think “reasonable”. Getting massages has come to feel like giving my muscles a hug – a high five for the work they do every single day, rarely ever complaining unless I don’t feed them!
One of my favorite lessons this year has been coming to appreciate – fully adore – this sweet vessel of a body that I have been given and to treat it with the love that it requires. It’s no secret, I am the best victim of “chubby thigh syndrome”. I think once upon a time I came to be “okay with it” but that was hardly accepting it – loving it. And if I’m gonna play by my “if I got hit my truck and died” rule, would I be okay with the love I’ve given these amazing quads? After landing on this island, chubby stephy and all, I’m so grateful that I’ve arrived injury free, loaded with miles in the bank, fresh shoes + a cute outfit to race in. My temple has been thru it all this year – we’ve soared, we’ve swam, we’ve ranranran, we’ve rode, we’ve hurt and we’ve recovered together. My body has never let me down. And when my mind has wanted to give up, my heart keeps beating!
Our bodies deserve love – it might just change the way you look at them, it will most definitely change the way you look at the world, yet most importantly, hopefully it will change the way you treat your sweet sweet vessel who is here to take you thru the journey.
It can start with massages….it might need to end with a hydro colonoscopy…hugs do wonders, holding hands is really sweet too. And so is kale for breakfast, Udo’s oil daily and tongue scrapping (thank you to the only MikeyN) to help keep you totally lubricated. Afternoon naps and acupuncture help keep your happy level high, vitaminD is also a pretty rad happy drug. Love, in the mirror and into the world, is simply the best medicine.