TENSION - What is it?

by Ray T
(Gedling, Nottingham)

TENSION - What is it? How does one get it? Most people experience it at some point in their lives. They don't realise that it is within their make-up.

A stiff neck? Oh, I've been in a draught. Back pain? I've lifted something heavy. One tends to make excuses for every little discomfort that occurs within the body.

I found out that I was tense whilst on holiday in Tunisia some year ago. My wife suggested that we take advantage of the massage facilities available within the hotel.
I was confronted with a huge Egyptian who, within seconds after working on my back, said that I appeared to have a suit of armour under my skin. He said that my body was so tense that he had trouble carrying out the complete massage. He said that I had a very tense nervous system and that regular massage sessions would help enormously.

I begun to analyse my be behaviour and realised that there was a lot in what he had said. Many things that are not obvious. Watching T for example, there is a tendency to become so involved in that.

Tension tends to creep into your system. Walking in a crowded public thoroughfare where everyone seems to be getting in your way and you are constantly dodging round people.

My youngest daughter said to me that I should consider a serious of massages and promptly found on the internet "Touching Well", which is very local to me and handy, me, being past my sell-by date.

There I met Regina, who, after a discussion suggested a series of body massages and assess the results. I was amazed to find a complete change in my physical condition, feeling more relaxed, fitter and sleeping better. So I entered a prolonged series of body massages which enabled me to get rid of my stiff neck, back aches and all kinds of minor disabilities brought about by old age.

I still attend these sessions on a monthly basis in a warm and friendly atmosphere where I can forget life and its troubles for a very welcome hour.

Very well done, Regina, and a big Thank You.

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