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Pro Tip: When Not To Get A Massage

Ah yes, an hour of someone's hands rubbing me with no expectations from me to reciprocate anything back to them.  Add that it's in the an upscale salon downtown and I'm a suburbanite mom transformed into a trendy hipster in the city sipping on fresh flavor infused water. 

In my lottery winning dreams I'd be getting massages 2x a week or so. 

But no more massages for me. 

You see, I'm not a fan of this...

And that's exactly what I did today. 

I enjoyed the 60 minutes of bliss, but as my seat belt clicked I was back in mom mode. Chauffeur, chef, maid, and police. All of that occurred in the 60 minutes following my massage. As I took a deep breath to keep from losing my cool with the kids, I realized my relaxed, essentially oiled, loving mood was gone. 

Pro tip: Don't get a massage without a buffer before reality comes right back at you. 

I felt like I might have just set my money on fire.  A handful of M&Ms would've been cheaper and given me the same short lived relaxation. I'll still get a massage but probably when I am on vacation and perhaps taking an F-it day from work. or when the kids are way less needy.  But my next one will definitely be hours before I go back to the conditions that caused me to need a massage in the first place.


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