I’m hurt. I’ve been taking massage classes, and I think one of my partners made a bit of a mistake while palpating along my spine. She got a little sideways and pressed in a diagonal fashion on about my fourth thorasic vertibrae. Instead of sensning the muscles along my vertibrae, she “firmly discovered” my spinous process. The last two days I’ve felt real tightness in my upper rib cage and back. It’s been awful.

Who would have thought that learning massage would result in my needing massage!

Regardless, it really adds gravity to what I’m doing. I really understand now how important it is to know where you are and what you’re doing if you’re using a lot of pressure or going deep. Backrubs are fine, but there is risk and knowledge required for massage.