Life has been a bit hectic lately. But that is ok. Lots of exciting things to come! One of which is my re-commitment to blog regularly. Saucy over at You Can Call Me Saucy a few weeks back came up with daily themes to help her blog more consistently. I'm thinking of doing something along those lines.
In June 2009 I started yoga. I did it all summer and loved it. But by the end of the summer I started noticing a small pain in my left groin/hip area. By November I could not sit indian-style on the floor and forget putting on or taking off socks. Somehow I managed throughout the winter. Well the pain isn't getting any better and in fact my range of motion is decreasing. So I made an appointment for a massage.
It has been about 2 years since my last massage. I used to go more regularly because it really helped my fibromyalgia. During that time I managed to completely forget how a massage can raise my blood sugar despite staying connected to my pump the whole time. I walked out of there with a blood sugar of 306 mg/dL. Good thing I brought a big bottle of water for after my massage. Still pretty annoying.
While I was laying there and the massage therapist was working on my groin, quad, and hamstring I became the most relaxed I've been in a long time. Years maybe. During those 60 minutes I concentrating on breathing and feeling my muscles release years of tension. I felt incredible afterward. For the first time since November I have more range of motion. Maybe I'll be able to put a sock on this fall/winter!
Have you had a massage before? Ever notice a change in your blood sugar as a result of a massage?
Note: I did wear socks all winter. It was just an interesting process putting them on.