Oh, yeah, I’m back! Everything is fixed, for now. Viva La Entropy!
The weather is warming up in Tucson. Spring is in the air. Blossoms blooming, bees buzzing and some people forgetting the importance of personal hygiene.
Yes, it’s easier to skip a shower now and again when it’s colder. Most people don’t smell that bad. But Starshine, when you smell like you’ve been at a three day music festival. Out in the middle of nowhere, with not enough water and two changes of clothes.. I’ve got to vent my spleen.
Okay, I might be exaggerating, a bit. I do however have a very, sensitive nose. I’ll even cut you a little slack for having funky feet. What kind of freak routinely, sniffs their own feet? God help you if you’re wearing Teva sandals. I loved mine and wore them almost exclusively when I was younger. Why do they make the footbed out of ground skunk sphincters, stink bugs and the drippings from garbage trucks? I kept my feet clean and washed the shoes. The fog of eye burning stench didn’t come till you took the shoes off. Then, it was too late! The rest of you could smell like a spring meadow after a light rain. Take the sandals off and it’s satan’s butt hole after a bad bowl of chili. I’ve worked on people’s feet and they didn’t smell bad, until after I started to work on them. A little too late for the witch hazel spray. I need to get into the habit of cleaning people’s feet BEFORE I begin to work on them. I so hate to break the flow of the massage with an audible gag and rush for the spritz bottle. When I have my own place. I’ll have foot baths before the massage. Warm in winter and cool for summer.
Everyone has their own chemistry. Some people have a very pleasant, natural odor. Some, unfortunately, have a rank, too many onions in the diet, smell. I’ve worked on people who have obviously showered right before their appointment. I appreciate that! I can smell the smell of their shampoo and body wash. Then, I smell their funky, body odor. Goodness knows. I’ve rolled over in bed with my arm up and caught a whiff of myself, a few times. I’d been on a fresh salsa, curry or Jamaican jerk binge. Yikes! made my eye water.
We’re covered in bacteria. Get over it. Fungus is another, fun entity. Read Stephen King’s Dream Catcher and get a whole new way to look at fungus. Anyway, it stinks! On feet, in old man ears, butt cracks. I wish I didn’t have such a great sense of smell, sometimes.
Please, being overly scented is almost as bad. Men are just as guilty as women. When every product you use has an overpowering scent. From laundry detergent to your hair gel. It can be a sensory assault for the nose. Those chemicals don’t do anyone any good either.
Please, just take care of yourself. I don’t care if you shave or not. If you prefer your personal products unscented, all natural, or bacon scented. I’d appreciate a little consideration before you strip down and get on my table. Massage is an intimate exchange, both physically, emotionally, and energetically. Keep your funk to yourself. If you can, please.