This made me think about my life today. I'm quite content, very grateful, healthy and active. But this doesn't happen in a vacuum. I've always considered myself a low maintenance person, as simplicity and minimalism makes me happy. But the older I get, the more high maintenance I have become in the staying healthy and fit department.
I see a chiropractor maybe once a month. Dr. Cherie keeps the senior lady PGA golfers playing, so I let her do the same for me. I go to a long time acupuncturist every couple of months for a tune up. Jesse, my massage therapist, keeps the aches and pains down. And in between my bi-weekly, full body massage, I see Ben, who does a neck and shoulder massage.
Recently I added a physical therapist. Today, after 6 sessions, I graduated. I took her an autographed copy of my book and write, "thanks for being such an important part of my healing team."
We can't live comfortably in a vacuum. Friends and family are most important. But you also need people around you who can keep your mind and body functioning well.
If you wonder whether or not you should get a massage to ease sore muscles, ask yourself, "If my son/daughter had a pain and a massage would help, what would I do?" Take care of yourself so you can take care of others. And gather a team around you to assist you. M