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30 July 2011 @ 10:28 pm
Ok, so I hope this isn't too random of a question, but tomorrow I plan on getting my first massage.  I weigh about 240 (down from 260...I joined Weight Watchers!), and have been having some severe back pains.  It started about a month ago when I started the Couch 2 5k running program.  The doctor said I was having muscles spasms, and put me on muscle relaxants and pain killers.  She also said I should stop running, but keep moving (ie. walking).  The pain went away for awhile, but not it is back in full force.  The doctor now suggested getting a massage, but I'm SO nervous, because, like I said, I've never had one before.  I'm pretty self-conscious about my body, and I'm worried about looking like a lump of fat on the table.  Has anyone here ever had a massage?  What was your experience like?  Do I have any reason to be worried?

One more thing, is anyone doing the C25K running program?  Should I stop if my back pain is so severe?  Will it get better once I lose weight?

Thanks for your help!
sexcupidsexcupid on August 1st, 2011 04:51 am (UTC)
I've had a few massages over the years (ranging in weight from 150 lbs to around 240 lbs) and they were all fabulous. :) Normally I was just in my underoos and you are covered under a sheet. Basically they will move the sheet while they are working on an area so you aren't going to just be laying there naked/exposed if that is one of your concerns. :) I enjoyed the experiences regardless of my weight. What are your exact concerns (besides the stated worry about how you will look on the table)?

As for the C25K program, I haven't tried it but have some friends that have and they were successful in completing it. I do not recall them talking about pain (beyond that I would normally associate with starting a new program).