I finally used the gift certificate I got for my birthday back in December at the local day spa. They started me off with a changing room where I changed into the most comfortably warm, but light, robe and slippers. Then, I sat in a very comfy chair for ten minutes and soaked my feet in hot water with hot rocks and some kind of aromatherapy lotion. Very relaxing. I couldn't even focus on the magazines, I was so dazed with this small tidbit of pampering....but the best was yet to come. Wow, I got a 50-minute deep tissue massage. The therapist didn't even have enough time to do the rest of my body because my neck, shoulders and middle back were so knotty. She really worked them out and I had some fantastic tingling thing going on in my lower back, over my derriere and down into my upper legs. All that stress and tension....melting away. And the best part was that she barely spoke a word the entire time!! I hate when they blab the whole time, you can't relax. After she left the room, I lay there feeling like I'm on a cloud, ready to just drift off into a deep sleep like I've never known. Hahaha - then reality hit that I actually had to get up and change back into my regular clothes and that my 50 minutes were up. It felt like it had only been 10 minutes! But I was just a bag of mush by then, so it was just my greedy mind deceiving me. But the calming sensations didn't end there. I sort of drifted into the changing room, back into my regular clothes (Gosh, I wanted to steal that robe!) and then as if in a fog, I drove a mere 25 mph all the way home. Blissful. I want to try and make this a regular thing. Perhaps not at a place that is so expensive, but maybe every 3-4 months would be a nice treat? Oh, and she suggested I see someone for some Accupuncture.