Thursday, February 22, 2024

An interesting throwaway line in Casey "Swole Woman" Johnston's latest newsletter

The article's about signing up for a deluxe massage without doing much research, and then realizing it had bizarre wellness elements like "lymphatic drainage." But a line not elaborated on as to why she wanted a massage:

My muscles are so sore at this point that some of them are sensitive to the touch 

And the morning after the (thoroughly and disturbingly-described) massage:

the next day, I woke up, and every single limb was heavy. I dragged through the house from bed to desk, slumped in my chair. I felt like I’d run a marathon. Every muscle felt exhausted, as if I were trying to move through deep water. It was a physical tiredness I hadn’t felt in a long, long time, maybe ever. The attendant texted me via the spa’s business account to ask how I was feeling. Extremely tired, I said. “Yes, it’s the lymphatic drainage.