You Scratch My Back, I’ll Pay You
Chinese, Swedish, sports massages and more. Facials, peels, waxing, manicures, pedicures and so on. All these luxury services are designed to help us relax, make us feel better and a little spoiled. Sitting with a 20-minute face mask at home just can’t compare to a spa treatment.
So what about back scratching?
It was a family treat when I was growing up. My mom used to have my sister and I scratch her back while sitting on the couch watching TV. She would scratch our backs in exchange. Lovely. Relaxing and calming. An ideal back scratch has enough strength to not tickle, but not too much strength to leave you with welts.
Now, I have a lot of beauty marks and freckles on my back. As a massage therapist once told me, it’s like a planetarium back there. My sweet Hubster doesn’t like to scratch my back with his no-nailed fingers because he doesn’t want to scratch anything or hurt me. Ugh! I reject that notion. But there’s nothing I can do. And don’t even suggest those wooden or metal back scratchers – they do NOT cut it. Until I find a back-scratching facility. Any suggestions?