Saturday, November 16, 2013

Meet the massage therapist's healthcare team

Even massage therapists need someone to help them relax and be well, right? Well, I'm lucky enough to have a whole team. Among them are:

Reina, aka Catareina the Feline Queen, in her favorite spot

Specialties include heat therapy (seen here applying warmth to my neck and shoulder), relaxing high-speed vibration, and the best two-pawed kneading in town. She's the applied-bodywork therapist, but I also have on my team:

Chaos, aka KC McChaos, in his favorite spot (and mid-lick)

He's responsible for overseeing the movement part of my healthcare regimen. He makes sure my arms get a thorough workout while my hands get a luxurious furry sensory experience. He's quite emphatic about the therapeutic effects of walking, and is playful but strict about ensuring that I partake frequently. The prescribed distances have shortened in recent years, but he hasn't given up on my health yet.

Sure, I also have at my disposal and occasionally call upon the skills of a massage therapist, a physical therapist, a chiropractor, a physician, two children (what Chaos lacks in exercising my endurance, they work diligently to more than make up for), a gaggle of friends, a lifemate, and my own self and experience, but honestly, I'm just not sure my wellness would be where it is today without these two.

Who's on your healthcare team?

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