In massage therapy school for the past couple weeks we have been learning hydrotherapy techniques and the varying effects water treatments can have on the body. We have experienced a foot treatment, a cold water wash, a dry brush treatment, and today we had a facial, an herbal wrap, and cold water treading.
Cold water treading is where you march around in ice water for a minute or so. It increases circulation and boosts metabolism. And when you have to do this outside on a 40° morning, it’s a bit of an excruciating task. I have photographic evidence of this phenomenon.
So, yeah… I can say it woke me up at least! Let’s keep our fingers crossed for that metabolism boost! 🙂
That was all worth it though once we came inside for our herbal wraps.
We were wrapped in towels doused with lavender-infused hot water and tucked in snug like a burrito, along with a facial treatment performed by a partner.
I love love LOVE massage therapy school, and my fellow classmates make the experience so special. We have really connected and grown into a loving, caring family, and I am grateful for all of our interactions and opportunities to learn and grow together. I couldn’t think of a better group of folks to travel this road with!
And with that I’m spent. I promise to finally get around to blogging tomorrow about those spectacular cookies I baked the other day, the lucky recipients of whom were my lovely classmates.
Have you ever gotten a professional massage? What did you think?