I'm back in rehab for my heel as I stated earlier this week. On Thursday I had my 2nd session and guess what the feature was . . . . yes, more scraping! Ohhhhh the scraping. I have such ticklish feet. I think during the first 12 sessions I built up some tolerance to the ticklishness, but I think I some of that tolerance because this was torture. This therapy session was performed by "L" (my running partner) who is a PTA. I've heard the rumors that she scrapes super hard so to say I was anxious about our session together would be a gross understatement. Thankfully one of my friends was there with me because all in all it wasn't the worst scraping session I've had.
Additionally, yesterday, I took advantage of a $20 off coupon for a massage that I had gotten in the goodie bag from Saturday's Diva Dash. The massage interested me because it was listed as a Plantar Fasciitis massage. I have never heard of it, but I was ready to try it out. I drove an hour to the big city's East side to get it, but let me just say it was worth it. Melanie was the therapist and as we talked I learned she was 1 of only 2 medical massage therapists in the big city. She felt confident that with 3-6 sessions I could be cured. Hmmm, I'm not so confident, but we'll see. She gave me a full body massage with a great deal of the session focused on stretching and massaging all aspects of the PF tendon. I could really feel it working. I'm going back next Friday for session 2 - stay tuned. You can click HERE to learn more about Melanie and her practice and the various types of massage she offers (one is called a rain drop massage - wow, how relaxing does that sound!!! She says it's awesome. I'm definitely going to try it someday).