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I'm lucky I haven't put an eye out! [The unforeseen dangers of not doing massages.]

I've been a massage therapist/massage student for over 7 years, and before that, I've been a flutist and piano player since I was about 8 years old. One of the cardinal rules of playing piano AND doing massages is: KEEP YOUR FINGERNAILS SHORT. I had a brief fling with long-ish fingernails in high school, but when I went to college, Mrs. Kim, my piano teacher, would glare at me and would keep glaring until I used her nail clippers to chop my fashionably talon-like claws to nothingness. She was one heck of a glarer. Lovely woman, scary teacher. Anyway, since then, I've had very short nails -- until THIS WEEK! And I realize that I simply can't cope with long nails. I've poked myself in the eye

It's Not Just Sticking An Elbow Into A Tight Spot, You Know

I've been a massage therapist for about six or seven years, and it's one of the very best things I've ever done. The only thing that rivals it is sitting onstage, playing principal flute in an orchestra (which I've also done). They actually have a lot in common, you know. They both deal with nuance, subtlety, paying attention, and being in the moment. And they deal with vibration. For the record, I'm not talking about the "woo" kind of vibration (that may be a real thing, but I don't know), I'm talking about literal vibration. Playing a musical instrument is all about vibrations: making sure you're playing in tune, the correct notes, the right dynamic (loudness), and making sure the instrume


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