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Farting at a massage; how disgusting is the thought.

I have been having some tightness in my right shoulder blade. I knew a massage would help so I got one last week from Anna, my local massage therapist. Anna is strong, sweet, and very capable in massage.

First, I must admit that I am cheating publicly on my favorite massage therapists in St. Croix. Sorry Terry and Michael. I couldn’t get to the island in time.

Anna worked on me before I left on my golf trip, and she worked on me today after my golf trip.

First let me say that at 50, you start losing some confidence in your body image, with good reason. I feel like Tony Soprano lying on the table all fat and old.

Anna decided that the best way to attack my muscle cramp was for me to lie on my left side. Then she grabbed my right arm and pulled it over my head while pushing on my hip in the opposite direction.

Suddenly all my internal bells and whistles went off warning of an impending fart.

It is amazing how much energy and attention you can suddenly send to an involuntary muscle when you need to.

I save my shame and reputation but missed the relief from the last “adjustment”.

Thank goodness for body control and concentration.


Logzie said...

You are down right hilarious! Saying the things we all think! HA!! Loved this post!

Still laughing.....LOL

Ali said...

I'm crying...and my stomach hurts from laughing so hard.

You are so damn funny!

Terri said...

I'd be lying if I didn't admit I have a fear of that happening when I go to the chiropractor! Thankfully, so far so good!

Anonymous said...

Well, Reg, I hope all that effort was not for naught and your shoulder felt better after the ordeal. I have had many people fart on the massage table, it's not that uncommon. C'mon, we all do it, and at least some of us can blame it on the dog....why do you think Goliath comes to work with us......