Sunday, February 26, 2012

Relaxing at the Spa

I decided to treat myself to a nice massage at a local Spa.  It's usually something I only do when I am on vacation but I needed a nice treat now.  It was a beautiful sunny Saturday morning and I made my way to the Spa just minutes away from my house.  I drank a cup of Aveda's Comforting tea as I waited for my appointment.  When the time came, my masseuse led me into a serene room with beautiful music playing.  It was my first visit so I filled out a form, then I was onto my massage.

Oh, it felt good.  Her fingers soothed away the tight muscles and stretched the bones.  She massaged the shoulders and back and I could feel the tightness slip away.  Slowly, my body transitioned to a relaxed and peaceful state.  As I relished the feeling of those soothing fingers working away my stressed body, I realized that I was enjoying this beautiful serene music.  This is new, up to this point, I hadn't been able to enjoy complex musical sounds.  I embraced this new auditory experience and let the soothing hum fill my ears as her fingers worked.  I smiled.  I didn't ever want to leave this room.  The beautiful music or those soothing hands.

When the appointment was over, I asked her if they had a CD of the music that was played and she said I could just go to Target and look at the LifeStyle Relaxation CDs.  I went to online to their website and listened to several samples of music.  I'm going to get a new one soon.  I just might get several.  I should check out Adele - I haven't listened to her yet.  She's all the rage this year at the Grammy's.

Someone recently asked my sister what was the coolest thing she heard so far and she mentioned hearing the birds singing.  I haven't really had an opportunity to enjoy them yet.  The adjustment in October opened up my hearing world and the last one in January really fine tuned things.  Most of the birds had already left Minnesota by October and the ones that stay behind don't really sing.  They sing in the spring though.

In the spring.... in the spring.  I look forward to hearing the birds sing.


  1. Hi, my name is Julie and my husband found your blog. A relative of ours has been very recently diagnosed with the same syndrome as you, and would love to talk to you, if you'd be so kind to respond. Please respond to this comment if you will. I apologize if this is weird for you for me to reach out to you like this, but we are searching for answers right now and are going through a roller coaster of emotions. We read some of your earlier posts and are hopeful, yet still terrified of the future. Thanks.

  2. Hi Julie, my name is Gina. You are more than welcome to email me at and I will do my best to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Let me first start by saying that other than the fact that I was severely hearing impaired most of my life and developed a thyroid condition late in my teen years, I had a pretty normal life. Just needed a little help here and there. Please feel free to contact me.