Prior to starting my treatment at the Fibro and Fatigue Center, I was in excessive pain and joined the massage gym (i.e., Massage Envy). So, every month, I get a massage. I've used several therapists and it is time to discuss them and some of their techniques.
My absolute favorite therapist is Logan. He gets how to work with fibro patients. He does a lot of trigger point release. Often, the pressure hurt, but I always felt good for days after the massage. I've gone to Logan the most out of any therapist, but since The Boy joined the Massage Gym, we often go in the evenings when Logan is not working.
Another good therapist was Sarah. She had wee bitty hands and her massage felt like I was being danced on by kittens without claws (not declawed, just born without claws so that they could massage people in an oh so gentle way). She did an outstanding job. One of the reasons she did so well was because when I told her that my neck and back hurt, she realized that it was code for my feet hurt and she spent ample time on my feet. Heaven.
Tonight, I had Gordon. He did a good job. However, he used some unusual techniques. As I am always multi-tasking and because I couldn't see him, I came up with names to describe what he was doing.
First, there was the lobster pinch. This involved pinching in large sections. This is different from the other technique called the crab pinch. That was a smaller surface area involved in the pinch.
There was an annoying technique called playing the piano really loudly on my ribs. That one kind of hurt. Then there was another that was similar called dicing onions on my back along my spine. I didn't like that either.
Then there was the one called Petting Tiki. Tiki is always itchy, so I rub his spine really hard and he loves it. The guy did that today on my calves. He ignored my feet though.
We'll see how i feel tomorrow and then I'll judge tonight's performance fully.