Sunday, January 22, 2006

my first massage

After my emotional meltdown the other day, I decided that I really needed to relax especially since I am preparing to enter the hospital on Tuesday for 3-4 weeks. So, last night I did a search for massage salons via City Search online and found an interesting place called Ease Salon & Massage nearby Grand Central Station that specializes in a marriage of East-West massage techniques. So my reservation was for 5:30 today. It's important to note that this was my very first time at a massage salon. During the late summer, I had the idea initially about going for a massage, but my idea never materialized in anything until now.

The massage salon is a very small place. There's a tiny common area in the center, where the receptionist's desk is and then, there are three massage rooms around it. It's run by a couple of young and friendly Japanese women, who offer warm tea at the end of the massage session. My masseuse was named Kay, a gentle cute woman. I paid for a 50 minute basic full-body treatment, which was very refreshing. It was great. I'd like to do it again in the near future.


Comment Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Duane - Just wanted to let you know that I support you and it is so okay for you to have an emotional meltdown. During my treatments whenever I wrote on my blog, it was always positive and upbeat even though alot of the time, I was depressed and miserable. One time - I let it all go and spewed alot of my feelings. Well, no one had any idea that I was feeling that way, they all thought I was fine. It is really scary how you can make everyone think you are fine with the whole cancer ordeal and treatments but yet there is much emotional turmoil inside of you. I think that we, cancer patients, want everyone to think we are okay - whether it is to save them from worrying or because we dont want anyone's sympathy - but I find that we constantly hold back our true feelings. You have the right to be angry or depressed or whatever else you feel and you should never have to apologise for it or explain yourself. You are going through a tough (is that an understatement?) situation in life.

So anyway - just wanted to give you my support. Anytime you need to vent and let your anger go, you do it! Keep your head up. All the best to you!


10:06 AM  
Comment Blogger Duane said...

Thanks Tianna. Thanks for being there.

Much love,

8:10 PM  

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