Yesterday was my usual weekly volunteering stint at our local Hospice. I help out in the Admin office with spreadsheets, databases etc to free up time for the paid staff for more patient-centred activities.
Towards the end of my shift, a lovely lady therapist popped her head round the door and asked if I would like a neck and shoulder massage. Would I ever!!
For the past few months I have been suffering from a niggling stiff neck and shoulder. It just comes and goes but is always worse at night.
The massage only lasted probably around 5 minutes but it was oh so wonderful. She was very slow and gentle but still firmly digging and squeezing the muscles that hurt. Afterwards I felt so relaxed I nearly fell asleep.
If you ever get offered a neck massage, go for it.