#MiddlingMarch: Massages for Days

4 Apr

Since it is mid-semester now, and projects, papers, and tests continue to miraculously flow out of the brains of our teachers, it can be an easy way to build tension not only in your body, but also in your mind.

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Mid-semester is a difficult time for everyone, and I think that it can be easy to fall into the pit of “I just want school to be over”.

But there are a couple of ways to treat yourself this semester, to bring back some of those positive vibes and rejuvenate yourself for the rest of the semester.

I decided to go with a quick and relatively cheap route: Getting a massage at the Rec.

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Now you can check out the rates and massage therapists on the Rec centers website, but basically the longer you are there for, the cheaper it is. I, being a broke college student with zero time, chose to cheapest and quickest option: a 30 minute massage.

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Now I had experienced real massages before on one occasion, so I had a little bit of an idea what to expect. I prepared to relax and make this 30 minutes last as long as possible.

When you are getting a massage I feel like your mind finally gets a chance to rest, if not completely shut off (by falling asleep). It is a time to just feel your body and get in touch with elements of yourself that often go forgotten. Some examples are your breath, your heartbeat, the tension in your muscles finally relaxing, and so on.

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After the massage, I, of course, felt like a complete bowl of jello, but in a totally awesome way. I highly recommend getting a massage anywhere if you can, whether it is in a professional studio, the Rec, or those tiny kiosks in the mall (maybe not this one), but regardless remember to take at least a small portion out of your day to slow yourself down a bit and just do something for you!

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~Mandi

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