Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Ouch.

So I had an appointment with my massage therapist today. And this is what he did to me:



After trying a long time to work out a particularly stubborn sore spot (that was huge), he pulled out the big guns: a flame and a small glass container. He used these things to create a vacuum, which in turn he stuck on my back, which gave me giant hickies. And it was really! really! painful! But it got rid of the sore spot. I'm all good now. Please don't call the cops on my massage therapist - kthnxbai.

In other news, I woke up this morning feeling like a brand spankin' new woman! Thanks for all the cold remedy suggestions. In the end, I ended up taking a bath, eating some homemade turkey soup, and going to sleep. And that apparently did the trick.

So yeah, I'm on the mend. I'll have giant hickies for at least a week, but hey, I haven't gone through a whole box of Kleenex since yesterday. Awesome.

13 comments:

Crazy Daisy said...

Holy cow! THAT LOOKS painful!

GinnyBerry said...

Oh, my! You got me to comment! I subscribe to your blog, and I've been reading it for a few months,,, so I guess I feel like I neeeeed to ask you if you really think that this is good? Take care of yourself!

Nanette said...

EEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeekkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!

Leslie said...

Hi Ginny!

Thanks for commenting. I think that it's perfectly safe. I've had this done before, and I had no averse side effects. It's all good. :)

Anonymous said...

Holy crap! I'll come over and do that with the vacuum and only charge you half as much. -M-

WeezerMonkey said...

:s

inflammatory writ said...

owwwwwwwwww! WTF? Well, at least it worked.

When I saw that photo and saw the word "massage therapist", I feared you'd been scalded with hot stones or something.

kim said...

WTF?!!! OMG. would never, ever, ever let anyone do that to me. Damn. Glad you lived to tell. ;)

amber said...

yikes! it doesn't look good, but i'm glad you're feeling better - both the back and the cold.

Cat said...

Ouchie!!!!

Angie Eats Peace said...

I remember hearing about this in either my child abuse class, or cultural diversity.
We learned about what it was, so if we saw it on a kid, we could more educated about the cultural relevancy, and not assume abuse.

It looks pretty abusive, though.

Aline said...

I used to have a Vietnamese friend who every time she had a cold would get something like this done. But with a spoon. Not sure how it worked...


But she'd come back to school looking like you but feeling a hell of a lot better.

I hope you're feeling better!

phairhead said...

owie zowie! glad yr feeling better