Swimming is awesome! Yay!

swimming?
From Wikipedia:

Swimming may refer to:

Movement and sport in water

That definition made me laugh : P

I went swimming for what I thought was the first time in years (but later realized I went swimming in California this summer haha, I am a lucky bum) recently. I am taking both dance and acting this semester at school and because of that I am intensive physically active for 2 to 3 hours a day, 4 days in a row. Last week I GOT SUPER SCARED because my knees turned purple. They looked like “knee hickey’s”. My Mom asked if I was crawling around. I wasn’t. I went to the doctor and was told that my knees are just overstressed (too much plié haha). He recommended I rest them and go swimming.

swimming

Wikipedia says:

Swimming is an excellent form of exercise. Because the density of the human body is very similar to that of water, the water supports the body and less stress is therefore placed on joints and bones. Swimming is frequently used as an exercise in rehabilitation after injuries or for those with disabilities.

Swimming Panda

It might be all in my head but my knees feel nice now. And I smell like chlorine haha.

Dive Meet 4

Oh and I had good pool talks too. I love my friends : )

Cheap Massage!

This Thursday I had the pleasure of attending the Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage’s Student Clinic. Right near Waterfront Sky train! It was only $31 for an hour of massage which I thought was well worth it. I had never had a professional massage before, but years of doing theatre gets you a nice rub here and there. At the end I went into a dream like half-sleep and got lost in my subconscious for a while, which I enjoyed very much. At the end I had to fill out a survey about my experience. It was kind of funny to think of “healing hands” and the different definitions they had on the survey, but I really do think that some people have a special gift for giving care to others. Some people are just good touchers haha!

NOTE OF CAUTION: It was hard to find the elevator in the building and the stairs were locked, but once I located it things were peachy. It was in the middle of the building, around the bend.