Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Bite me?

Okay, so I told Tracy about this story, and told her she had to blog about it, but I have to chime in too because it just grosses me out that much. 
I got an email yesterday from Well & Good (which is one of those newsletters I've been meaning to unsubscribe to for some time...) and the subject of the email was "The Rock Star Massage Therapist Who Bites" Um, okay? Of course I click on it to see what the article is about. 

"Dr. Dot, a big-deal massage therapist to big-deal rock stars, began my massage by biting me. At most spas, it would be grounds for dismissal. But that’s how Dr. Dot kicks off most of her otherwise regulation (and generally excellent) deep-tissue treatments.Dorothy Stein—dubbed Dr. Dot by Frank Zappa—gave her first backstage massages to Def Leppard when she was 15, traded rubdowns for concert tickets from 1983 to 1994 (and sometimes still does), and saw more than 3,000 shows for free.The “Bite Method” became part of her persona as the leading light of “backstage massage.” And, if you were wondering, it actually felt kind of nice—a sort of wet pinching sensation along my spine—once I got my head around the boundary issue. She played nice by asking me first and didn’t leave any bite marks.“We’re the pit bulls of massage,” she says of her team’s focus on deep tissue. “Musicians need a strong massage. The rubbie-dub stuff won’t help.”"
(You can read the entire article here: http://www.wellandgoodnyc.com/2012/03/26/the-rock-star-massage-therapist-who-bites/ )

Now, first of all, I just think this is disgusting. It reminds me of when your grandmother would spit on a tissue and wipe the smutz off your face. (Sorry grandma! Love you!) Secondly, this is just bull. I know a bunch of you out there have gone to GAIL. This woman has worked at the Olympic trials. She is amazing. She will fix whatever is wrong with you, and make you cry in the meantime. If you say "Oh I'm so badass that no massage therapist could ever hurt me." I challenge you to go to Gail. That woman is truly a miracle worker! I'm pretty sure she could work a kink or two out of Frank Zappa.
Totally unrelated, my big race is this weekend, and I am getting increasingly excited. I leave you all with a quote that popped into my inbox this morning. 

Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.

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