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Another take on taking for granted


It’s easy to notice things when they’ve gone kaflooey, when they’re, somehow, off. Like public transportation, for example, when it’s so crowded you can barely move and it’s hard to breathe. Or when there is a disabled car on the line up ahead and you are stopped, indefinitely, in a tunnel underground somewhere in the middle of who-knows-exactly-where. StoopidRedLine, you may mutter under your breath.

But on the days that the subway or the bus gets you places without a hitch? You get to take it for granted. La la la, oh yeah, the Red Line? The 77? Yep, I take it to work and home every day. I don’t have to park a car. I get to read. I get to eavesdrop on interesting conversations. I get to find out what that lady who can’t stop laughing is reading.

It’s easy to notice a relationship when you’re having a disagreement. You notice how she didn’t look at you. Or, maybe, how she did. You notice how he’s not calling you by that sweetly irreverent name like he used to. Or maybe he’s not calling at all. You miss him, and you feel something snag in the vicinity of your heart. Ow.

But all those other days when you roll over and there he is in all his adorable flesh-n-bones-ness? Those times he calls your name like a line from his favorite song, the one he hums when he’s content? Or when the sight of her makes you grin like a happy fool? Ahh. You get to take this person for granted. Mmm…

It’s easy to notice your body when something hurts. Like when that pain in your neck made you stop short just now when you tried to turn, apparently too quickly, to the right. Or maybe you were bending to pull on your shoes, only to feel your low back seize up and, oh noes! Now it’s hard to stand up straight and you wonder, “is this what they call putting out your back?” Whatever it’s called, it hurts.

But on all those other days when you get out of bed and brush your teeth and lace up your shoes without a second thought? Body? Oh, body! It bends and straightens, turns and returns, stops short and starts up again without a second thought. Not to mention your breathing, which, most of the time keeps happening without any thought or effort on your part. You get to take it for granted.

Right now I’m getting to take for granted this chair, that string of lights, toes, bendy hips, arms, how comfortable it is to have my feet up on the yellow and white looks-handmade-but-turns-out-to-be-from-”just IKEA” bedspread, the empty frame, the sprigs of lavender, the support of the ground, the pull of gravity toward that same solid ground when my thoughts start twirling away a bit anxiously, this here breath, that sigh, and one thing that is so very new that I have not yet had much of a chance to take it for granted: my new office! I love it.

You? Is there something you get to take for granted? How sweet of for you to notice.


New digs for Heidi’s Table


Check out my new digs! And my extended office hours!

Book now and enjoy 15% off your first session at my new office at 2464 Mass Ave in North Cambridge. You may also schedule by email or by calling 617.564.3434. Get yourself on my schedule during the month of January (even if your appointment isn’t until February) to enjoy the discount.

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Easy access: driving, bus or subway. Right on the 77 bus line; an easy 10-minute walk on the community bike path from the Davis Square red line stop; and, on-street, metered parking (free after 6 PM).

Heidi’s Table is now open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Can’t wait to see you!

Warmly,

Heidi

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Note: Discount only valid for first session at 2464 Mass Ave in North Cambridge location. Discount cannot be applied to a 5-hour massage series, but if you already are using a series, feel free to extend your first session at my new office by 15 minutes, on me.


Comfortable in your own skin. (Or, what I want even more than getting rid of your pain in the neck!)


I fell in love with massage therapy the very first time I had a massage. I was 25 then, and pretty much in constant war with myself, and, unsurprisingly, my body was the battle field. Even more than easing the pains in my neck and the aches in my back (which it did), my first massage showed me that it was, indeed, possible for me to feel at home in my body.

At home? Yes. Ease, comfort, a sense of well-being: massage helped me feel more comfortable in my own skin.

Some 10 years after my first massage, I decided to become a massage therapist. My training was extensive: 900 fantastic hours. I learned all about anatomy and how to work with muscles and fascia (connective tissue), how to recognize and take care of trigger points, myofascial release, referral patterns for tension, how to work with pregnant and post-natal women, and so much more. But, at the end of the day, what I still love most about massage therapy is… well, give me 3 minutes and I’ll tell you!

 

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New client special (valid through November): First time clients get a free 30-minute extension on their first 60-minute session (i.e., a 90-minute massage —value of $140— for $100.)

Referring client thank you: If someone new comes to me through your referral, I’d love to thank you with an added 30 minutes on your next massage, as well. (Be sure to tell your friends and contacts to tell me you sent them.)

Hope to see you again (or meet you for the first time!) soon.

Heidi


Heidi’s Table

2464 Massachusetts Ave. #405
Cambridge, MA 02140

617.564.3434

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