I am in love with my new massage therapist. Let's call her "Faith." She is amazing. Not only does she have a great sense of the muscles and tissues, as well as a very firm (yes please!) touch, she's also a Reiki master. I literally felt years of tension and pain drip out of my always-aching arm.
I've had issues with my shoulder/arm/wrist/hand for YEARS. It first started as a college student, when I was painting houses as summer work. Then it flared up again when I was doing antiques restoration, and hit the zenith of pain and numbness when I was a bench jeweler. That kind of repetitive strain causes long-lasting damage. Hairdressers, dental hygienists, computer-bound folks - you hear me?!! Yup.
So over the years it has gotten worse and worse, and last week I couldn't even hold a paintbrush. Couldn't spoon-feed my son. Couldn't hold the steering wheel with my right hand. What's an artist's worst nightmare? Losing the use of your hands.
But thanks to Faith, I am back in fighting form. Yes, there are stretches to do and emotions to release still... but I am 100% on the road to recovery. And I promise never to let it get this bad again.
So here's the latest progress on the little drawing I'm playing with. More to come!