I don't think I realised quite how wound up and stressed I was.
All through the massage, my hands kept "clawing" up. No matter how much I tried to relax, my hands just wound up in claws.
Then, (and this is a first), the therapist said,
"I'm just going to get some tension relieving gel. Your shoulders are so knotted, I can't undo them, I think I'll try some gel to relax the muscles and see if it helps."
Even a massage doesn't work on me!