1. Receiving a fantastic massage. The practitioner was unafraid to dig into places that genuinely needed attention (including scalp, armpits, gluteus muscles, and soles of the feet) – and was incredibly skilled at applying appropriate pressure and techniques (including acupressure and passive stretching in addition to traditional massage strokes). I left her table feeling relieved, not sore (as is often the case with other massage individuals who don’t know how to create gentle-yet-effective pressure).
2. I was referred to today’s body work specialist by a friend; knowing that my money supported both a small business owner and a friend-of-a-friend makes me feel good emotionally, too!
3. Seeing wonderful messages as I exited the massage space. The experience was nourishing on all levels of being (e.g., body, mind, and spirit).