I went today at noon for a 1 hour massage. My massage therapist today was Sarah. Now I must admit-usually when I'm getting a massage, I just want to be quiet and enjoy. But it was different with Sarah. She chatted with me at the beginning of the massage after going over my (extensive) medical history. I think she wanted to see if i actually wanted to chat or if I wanted to just relax. At first, yes, I wanted to relax. But as we started chatting, I found myself bringing up other stuff to talk about if there was a gap in conversation. I WANTED to talk to her and I actually liked listening to her when I wasn't talking and while getting the massage. I really like her and I'm going to go back. I made an appointment to go back next Friday, but I don't know if I should.
The surgery is the following Wednesday. I'd think that maybe it might not be a good idea to have someone slather me in oil, especially since the instruction binder that I was given after booking the surgery says that I shouldn't even use skin lotion for the 5 days prior to the surgery, and I am to bathe myself in chlorohexidine. Sucks...because I really want that massage. I think anything earlier than Friday would be too much. Sarah is only in on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays. Conversely, another thing for me to consider is the fact that after I have the surgery, I won't be able to get any massages for a while. Hmph.
I felt great after the massage. I'm glad I did it.