Ed-vise: Massage

A snow mix in April GOOD MORNING!!! to you all! Yup, snow. In April. DA FAWK! There is no waaay that this winter is EVER going to end!

Monday Musings Ed-vise today. Cause it’s MONDAY! So GET AFTER IT!

Well, my Pops got his first, legitimate massage.

A licensed massage therapist came to their house over the weekend and gave Pops a needed massage. Mom thought it a great idea; so did I.

And HE LOVED IT! Slept for 10 hours uninterrupted. Mom said it relaxed him and made him feel much more comfortable. And to think all these years later, that sort of thing was UNHEARD of for my dad.

No, he grew up as part of the Baby Boom. On the very conservative side of life. Massage therapy was something those “Hippy Dope Smokers” did at Woodstock. If it was beyond a handshake, there was no way a stranger (besides a doctor) was going to lay hands on him. Grandad was the same way. Just wasn’t gonna happen.

Now, at 75 or 76, he gets his first one. And he loved it.

I doubt the massage will get him back up and walking on his own. Still, the movement of sedentary blood and toxins from the muscle tissue along with getting some of the inflammation out of the system MUST feel amazing for him. All those toxins sitting in the muscle fibers causes pain. And he does have a lot of it. Moving it around; breaking it up and getting it to the liver and kidneys to leave the body. To think he hesitated all these years.

Now, mom needs one.

Just a little update. More tomorrow about technology and preparation for incapacity.

I’m just saying

That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember Darth Vader is taller than Luke and Leia because his suit…ADDED TWO FEET! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…dark one!


Published by edhlaw

Son, husband, father, uncle, nephew, cousin

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