One of our readers from a small American town wrote us about her first-time ever massage experience, and that until this very day she hasn’t gotten around to paying for a professional massage. I think after she read the last article on saving money on a professional massage she might changed that
Iâ€™ve always dreamed about what a professional massage would be like, but Iâ€™ve never had the money to spend on such extravagant services.
Being from a small farm town and a hard working family I never grew up with those luxuries. My family wasnâ€™t very fancy and everything we were taught was to just be simple. Aches and pains were just normal part of life and massages were just not part of the equation growing up.
My husband on the other hand, was from a very different family life style. He grew up in a big city, with services galore. Heâ€™d frequent the Turkish baths for all sorts of services including massages. Pampered and spoiled he had the luxuries that not everyone got to experience.
We were two people from two different worlds. When I met my husband, we hit it off right away. My first taste of a massage was several months into dating when heâ€™d rub my back. I never had that before and the kneading and pressure felt wonderful. The smell of the oils was delightful and I was lost and away from reality for those moments.
I was hooked.
After that I tried all sorts of cheap gadgets. I bought and spent hard working money on vibrating massagers, but they didnâ€™t do the trick. All they did was bounce up and down and make noise.
I also tried massaging chairs at the furniture stores and in the malls, but they were not the same as well. They felt nicer than the vibrating massagers, but it wasnâ€™t the same experience as when my husband did it.
There were no sweet oils, just leather, how unromantic. The only thing that does the trick for me is my husband. I still dream of what a professional service would be like, but I canâ€™t bring myself to spend a hundred or more dollars just to get a little relief in my sore back. But I love massages all the same, even if it isnâ€™t by a professional.