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i dont know of any spas around me that offer guided imagery massage or raindrop therapy massage (at least none that have them on their spa menus) but i will ask the spa tomorrow if they offer that. i really hope the reflexology works. the massage therapist where i go is always telling me that i never seem relaxed and my muscles are still tight even after an hour long massage.

thank you for offering to help, but theres really nothing anyone can help me with right now. i have to wait to do the programs, seating chart & placecards after i've sorted it all out with jose's mom this weekend. i wish i could take a sick day but sick days count as vacation days at my job, and my boss is giving me friday off as a comp day for working 8 weekends in april & may. i cannot take a single extra vacation day before the wedding because i need to save my days for christmas because jose's mom wants to take us on a cruise, which i dont even know if i will be able to do because of my work schedule. she's already kind of miffed (and so is jose) that i cant let her know whether i can do it or not until october because of my production schedule.

i almost yelled at a makeup counter girl yesterday because she ordered something for me 3 weeks ago and then never charged my card, so i never got it. so i had to go to a different dept store where they have a smashbox counter and the same girl was there who originally ordered my thing, and i was like yeah you never charged my card, i never got what i ordered, so i hope you have one in stock. thankfully they did. but i was steaming about it.

i was trying to relax this morning at work by watching some random wedding video posted on the forum, and i got totally nauseous because i got so nervous for my own wedding. not nervous like, am i doing the right thing. i know its the right thing and i love jose. i am just extremely anxious about pleasing everyone, including myself & jose, and being the center of attention to a guest list 40% bigger than i originally expected and was comfortable with. KWIM? i have big social anxiety to begin with, so i think its catching up with me bigtime right now.
Maura,

I know you know this but sometimes it helps to hear it...you do NOT have to please everyone - you are going to have an amazing wedding, 90% of it is already done and most people will not miss the little bullshit stuff that we spend hours thinking about and obsessing on - i know it is hard but please try to take care of yourself by letting some of it go.

Jose's parents sound very supportive - maybe you can offset some of this stuff onto her this weekend - she can have placecards and programs done in Mexico or maybe order through Anny - you are getting married to a man you love - it is time to start celebrating and stop stressing!

If you need help or just to talk you know where to find me wink.gif

xoxo
alyssa

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Yeah its amazing it will totally relax you - try reiki also that is fantastic for relaxing - your worries seem to melt aware I swear you walk out taller than when you went in

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thanks alyssa - i may call you later this week if i end up not able to calm down.

 

harty - actually my stepmom is a usui reiki master and is giving me a reiki treatment tonight, then im getting reflexology tomorrow, then a pedicure thursday. im hoping that doing one thing each day to relax me works.

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if she's good the reiki will do it for sure - i used to go about 2 x a month and i was less agro than i've ever been lol i used to come out and not give a shit about anything lol it was fab

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Aww Maura sorry you're stressed sad.gif Between the reiki, relfexology, and pedicure you should be totally relaxed. I echo Alyssa's comments and we know you know, but sometimes you need to hear it - forget everyone else! When it's over you will be like "why did I care again?". Easier said than done, I know.

 

Call me if you want to blow off some steam or laugh about it, I work nights right now so I'm up all night & don't get to bed until at least 11am your time. Take care :)

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Reflexology is tricky.. you need to have someone that really knows what theyre doing to feel the effects. We had to learn it in beauty school and I hated it..

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well, the reflexology was great! i can say i am significantly less anxious because of it. during the treatment, my mind went totally blank, it was awesome. the reflexologist told me when the anxious thoughts start to creep up, to imagine myself in front of a soothing rolling river. every time the feelings come up, drop them in the river, over and over again. who knew something so simple and stupid would work?! she was so good, i felt waves of relief come over me during the spots where my mind was going blank. i would definitely recommend this to anybody else with anxiety issues!

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