Good Day, God!
I’m just back from having a medicinal massage from Arturo. And did I NEED it! Having Kit run and complete the Honolulu Marathon while feeling bad totally wiped me out — even with our daughter, Sandy, here with me to share the stress.
So today as I was having my medicinal massage — having stress lumps kneaded and released — I totally changed the way I see massage. And Mayo Clinic agrees.
I used to think that massage was a delightful extra — a hedonistic treat, as it were. Now I see massage as one of the most important ways of eliminating the LUMPS left by stress.
Jogging, exercising and stretching are good stressors. They are positive outlets for energy. As our energy goes out — it makes even more room for energy to come in. Ah, but Anxiety Stress is different! That kind of Stress burns up our energy and leaves behind lumps like hunks of charcoal clogging our bodies and our hearts.
Literal lumps. God? I’m not sure, but that is the “image” I see in my Mind’s Eye. Stress that isn’t processed-out piles up and blocks all kinds of things. These lumps constrict blood flow — leaving cells with diminished nutrients and overflowing trash cans. These lumps block the flow of Your Spirit, too, God.
Getting rid of these Stress Deposits is really important, God! Prayer help on one level, and massage helps on another level. I have experienced how helpful massage can be. Not everyone can schedule a massage with Arturo, but almost any kind of massage would help.
So, that’s where Medicare comes in. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if massage were covered by Medicare! Wouldn’t everyone of Medicare age be healthier with regular massages? Massages are Good for us AND they feel good!
That’s my prescription, God, for a healthier America!