Sunday, March 11, 2012

These Exposures Will Take Some (Fun) Work

Yesterday my sister and I went to the annual fundraising auction for her kids' school. I love auctions and I'm a sucker for homemade items that people aren't bidding enough on. This year, yet again, it was a hand-crocheted afghan. It sort of exactly matches the afghan I got last year at the same auction. I gave this one to my sister. Last year the afghan was paired with a pizza gift card (not really sure why). This year, it was part of the "relaxation" basket. So, yeah, I got a GREAT deal on a massage, a facial and a pedicure. I'm pretty sure I'm not letting anyone near my feet in public, having fought foot fungus for almost as long as my OCD, only getting rid of it in late 2010.

But I really really really want to get that massage. I have had a professional massage, twice actually since I've had OCD, but it's really hard for me to do. But I can definitely say that while it will be an exposure, and not an easy one, I can clearly see that getting a massage will have a lot more upside than hanging out in public restrooms.


  1. Yes, definitely an upside to this exposure. I think you should go ahead and take the plunge and schedule it. The massage itself will just melt all that anxiety away . . .

    Seriously, enjoy it. You work hard on your OCD, and you deserve some pampering!

  2. Thanks for the smiles! I hope to hear about this wonderful exposure. And yeah, I'd say a massage beats hanging out in the bathroom!

  3. I have started getting therapeutic massage monthly. It is mainly for my sciatica, but also helps relieve a lot of pent up stress. It was very difficult when I first started. As I've become more acquainted with the therapist, it has helped, but has still been difficult to relax, especially when my back is in so much pain. I have found that it helps to really focus on the soothing music being played and let my mind just focus on that until it can create some sort of picture in my head. Otherwise, if i focus on the actual massage and reflexology, I'm so tense that it actually make the massage less effective. Wishing you the best and hope you find it relaxing. : )

  4. Congrats and have a great time!