I got a massage yesterday. I really needed one.
I tend to carry my stress in my shoulders and neck. I have also been getting back into the workout routine and have been feeling a little stiff.
I went to the King's Spa for their acupressure massage knowing that I could soak in the pools and relax in the saunas afterwards.
As the masseuse was working on my back and neck I was thinking that it kinda hurt! But I was OK with it because I knew that I would feel much better later. And this got me thinking about life. Life comes with pleasure and pain.
I think that many of us, me included, would like a world and life of only pleasure. But a little pain is part of life. We can never be immune to pain. Parents now seem to go to great lengths to protect their children from any kind of pain, physical or emotional, but that's really not possible. One should not expect to have no pain in their life.
There is also a fine line between pleasure and pain. In a physical sense, relationship and sexual sense too. Some take this to the extreme with Sadomasochism. I don't; so I'm not going there in this blog post.
Why is it that I still want a pain free life though? Maybe I just have to endure the moments of pain to enjoy the pleasurable parts of life even more.
And no! There was no happy ending to the massage. Get your minds out of the gutter. LOL