Wednesday, January 26, 2011


.... I knew that would get everyone's attention!!! I'm curious to see if my Audience stats and hits on my blog goes up because of this title!  Ah - a little behavioral experiment to pass the time...

I'm feeling a little tired tonight, but I had a very good day otherwise.  After a good night's sleep (thank you Tylenol PM!!) I went for my blood test, worked with a client for a several hours and off to meet with Heather of Hands On Massage and Wellness for a massage.  Before Bob and I went to Hawaii, I was going for massage on a regular basis.  I do believe in it's benefits  - did I mention that we went to Hawaii for our 25th Anniversary??  I'll save that for another post.

I decided to get back to massage after last week's chemo treatment.  While I was at Dyson, a therapist came to my lounge chair and gave me a bit of a back and neck massage.  What's nice is, a grant from Miles of Hope supplies this service.  You can even schedule a massage there at the Dyson Center and you simply give a donation as payment.  This is when I decided to go back to massage.  No, I'm not running or training like I used to, but I do feel the effects of the neulasta shot and my occasional burst of exercise at the studio or on the treadmill.  I have realized the benefits of massage for other reasons - stress relief, range of motion, joint flexibility, etc.  I'm not getting any younger and massage helped with all of that.  I was doing a little research and found this:

Massage stimulates the flow of lymph, the body's natural defense system, against toxic invaders. For example, in breast cancer patients, massage has been shown to increase the cells that fight cancer.

Well, that convinced me!  So, today was my first massage after BC!  I'll incorporate a session into my plans on Monday's after the Friday neutlasta shot and the acupuncture session on Sunday- a one-two-three punch for my white blood cells!!!

Topless?  Oh yeah - I took my wig off for the massage!!!


Wendy S. Marcus said...

Don't mean to skew your results. I didn't come because of the title, although Topless is intriguing! I came to check in and see what's up with you. Now I feel like getting a massage!

DOI said...

I read this because I don't want to miss any of your posts. Love the title, though, as well as the reason behind it.