Gemma, Leftwing Idiot’s friend who’s staying with him for a few days, recently completed a massage course. This afternoon she offered to give me a massage.
I had one once a long time ago, but that was before my tics were as severe as they are now, so I wasn’t sure how it would work with me moving about all over the place. But Gemma seemed unconcerned and I was up for giving it a try, so we went ahead.
It was a lovely experience which I found really relaxing. I ticced throughout but this wasn’t a problem for either of us. Gemma said that normally the people she massages are very still and that the process with me was different and dance-like.
It was great to try it out and it’s made me feel confident that it’s something I could have again.