Went for my third remedial massage this morning. The room is actually housed in the facilities of the local cricket ground, which are often used for conferences. I got there rather early, so decided to have a coffee from the bar/Costa. I had to sit down at a vast round table for ten, which was quite amusing. There were others doing the same with their laptops/netbooks/macbooks.
I got out my pink polka dot mini notebook (I mean an actual paper notebook) and wrote in that instead, which seemed rather a contrast to those around me. (I do have a netbook, but as a rule I don’t take it for a massage…) The fact of my pink polka dot-ness amid all the professionalism made me smile.
There was a training day taking place, and when they all came out for their coffee break I quickly drained my cup and nipped to the loo while it was still free (writing this immediately reminds me of that infamous Google search where someone typed ‘help I am desperate for the loo‘ and arrived on this blog, which was rather worrying).
The massage was interesting, as she was trying to break into a very solid knot. She said as she was doing it ‘I really need to break this down. I think it may be what’s pinching the nerves in your neck’. This immediately drew my attention. ‘Hmm,’ I replied. ‘I have a feeling my headaches may have started after that knot appeared.’
On arriving home, I typed ‘knot’ into the search part of this blog and found the relevant entry, on 22nd November 2007. (‘A new knot for Christmas,’ I say.) This raised my eyebrows reading this, as I was sure my headaches had begun intermittently around December 2007, before becoming constant in January 2008. (Long term readers will be aware of my shoulder/neck/head problems.) Sure enough my first mention of ‘constant’ headache in this blog is in early February 2008.
An unexpected benefit of blogging – keeping a record of things of which, at the time, I had made no distinct connection. Although sure my headaches were to do with the knottiness, I had not registered the time similarities of that knot in particularly.