Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Last night I treated myself. I haven't run since Saturday where I ran 3.5 miles followed by assembling some new patio furniture and then by 8pm I could barely walk my back was so sore. From running? From assembling four chairs and two ottomans? Who knows. I do know however, that I needed a massage.

I quickly emailed my massage therapist Lily. She had massaged me through my ultra training/running days last year. Lily is Coach Nikon's wife (and now ultra-runner in crime) and a miracle worker.

Coach Nikon had told me a while back that Lily had one of these . . .

Yup, that's a massage table with holes! One for the baby belly and two for . . . well, you know. I've had pregnancy massages before and most fancy spa places have the table with the belly hole . . . NOT the other two. Let me just tell ya, those other two holes . . . VERY VERY important and very very comfortable.
After an hour in Lily's care I felt amazing. I slept amazing (first time in a long time) and for the first time in a very long time, I can finally stand on my right leg without any pain shooting through my hip/back area. Success!

I think I may need to schedule a Lily massage maybe one more or two more times before Trailbaby gets here (ahem, Vans are you reading this? . . . Happy Wife = Happy Life). Lily is not only amazingly sweet and nice, she is a master at her craft, affordable and has helped tons of people get through injuries, post race soreness and of course pregnancy induced aches and pains.

If you can, contact her. Schedule a massage and be prepared to have one of the best massages ever!

You can click the logo on my side bar to open up Lily's contact page where you can call and/or email her for a massage. Do it. You won't be disappointed!


  1. You realize you're reducing your ability to get in to see her by broadcasting her contact details, right? :-) Haha

  2. I'll say it, the table has "Boob Holes".

    Thanks for write-up TM, glad your feeling better.


  3. Pam thanks so much what a nice write up. Can I put this on my web page? I am so glad that you are feeling better and that you had a good night sleep.

  4. I was beginning to worry- a whole week without a post. I've bookmarked Lily's website too, assuming she does ex-athletes.
    Good to hear you're up and at 'em again. -AP

  5. Too bad she's in California - and I'm not!

  6. I wish I could have had a prenatal massage with one of those tables while pregnant! The two I got didn't even have the belly hole. I had to do the side pillow thing.