Yesterday morning, I made good on my promise to see a massage therapist and I called for an appointment, and she wasn't there so I left a message. About an hour later, she returned my call and it went a little something like this:
Her: "Hi Jessica, this is Robin."
Me (thinking that she said Shannon, so I am assuming it's my friend, not someone I don't know): "What's up?"
Her: "Well, I hear you're having problems with your IT band."
Me: "You bought an Ikea bed?"
Her: "No, I said, 'Having trouble with your IT band'."
Me: "You what with an Ikea bed?"
Me: "What? Who is this?"
So, despite me coming across as the world's worst listener, and apparently, obsessed with Ikea as well, she did manage to fit me in for an appointment this afternoon at 5 pm. She also told me to start doing leg lift exercises to try and strengthen the muscles along the outside of my hip and she said to NOT foam roller b/c if it's inflamed, then the roller-ing will only aggravate the band. Okey-dokey then.
I'm looking forward to the massage; I haven't had one in almost a year and I think it will help in more ways than helping to relax that IT band. I'll let ya know how it goes. Hopefully, our miscommunicative start is not indicative of how the massage will go.