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Old 11-23-09, 07:20 AM   #1
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Deep tissue massage...

..is about as masochistic as bike racing. It hurts so bad but you know it's doing you good. I highly suggest it. I had one yesterday and feel like I spent the day in the gym.

I've been off the bike for two weeks with back issues and it's working a lot of tension out of my back, shoulders, pecs, and legs from last season.

Anyone else getting painfully amazing massages to help with bike induced issues?
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Old 11-23-09, 08:51 AM   #2
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Back in the day when I did triathlons regularly our sponsor paid for a massage therapist to work with us and travel with our team....deep tissue massage once a week.....felt great, and really took out any tight spots...helped with flexibility, and way reduced the overuse injury rate.

Also was great in the offseason. Our masseuse taught at a physical therapy school, and frequently needed "bodies" for demonstration purposes.
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Old 11-23-09, 09:28 AM   #3
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Yep, it's hard to find a good therapist but they are definitely worth it when you do. I also had some nagging end-of-season spots, so I went last weekend for an hour of pain. Felt awesome the next day (racing) and no more of the sore spots. Instead I created some new sore spots... oh well...
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The massage therapist I've worked with has told me it should not be painful to receive treatment. The guidance he gives is that it should feel like a 7/10 on the pain o meter.

I've found that 2 to 3 days after massage my legs are really good.

Massage is Definitely a good training tool, just don't let the MT leave bruises or beat you up too terribly.
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Old 11-24-09, 12:08 PM   #5
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Deep Tissue massages are awesome, highly recommended. Hmm. I better schedule one soon.
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I have been considering start working with a massage therapist, more then likely once race season gets going. Whats the going rate for a hour massage? I know the prices very but figured its worth getting an idea.
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A woman does the massages right? I feel kinda awkward if another guy was rubbing my legs.
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A woman does the massages right? I feel kinda awkward if another guy was rubbing my legs.

hell, if he is doing his job i wouldn't care
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Going rate is typically $1/minute

Who cares about the gender of the massage therapist. Its treatment, not a sex tryst. Sheesh.
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My friend is just starting out, doesn't have her own office, so the first hour is $20 to get you hooked, $30-50/hr sliding scale thereafter.

Even at $60/hr, I'd rather have 20 massages then buy a new group set.
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My friend is just starting out, doesn't have her own office, so the first hour is $20 to get you hooked, $30-50/hr sliding scale thereafter.

Even at $60/hr, I'd rather have 20 massages then buy a new group set.
how much does she charge fora happy ending
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Old 11-27-09, 10:27 PM   #12
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People charge extra for that?
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I used to have trigger points in my back and shoulders. Those hurt like hell to get out.
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how much does she charge fora happy ending
Wow. Didn't think at all before posting this, did ya?
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Wow. Didn't think at all before posting this, did ya?
wuts there to think about
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yes please! have generally found that the guys have more strength whereas the ladies have more finesse and
accuracy. ideally, first 30 minutes of deep tissue massage with a guy to "break it all down" followed by 30 minutes
with a lady to get things back in order.
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yes please! have generally found that the guys have more strength whereas the ladies have more finesse and
accuracy. ideally, first 30 minutes of deep tissue massage with a guy to "break it all down" followed by 30 minutes
with a lady to get things back in order.
So you like it rough in the beginning, and then nice n' easy to finish it?
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I'm currently off the bike with some alignment issues combined with some serious muscle tension problems and nerve compression. It's a chicken and egg argument as to which is causing (was caused by) which.

The deep tissue work hurts like a bastid but produces results a day later.

When I used to get regular weekly massages it didn't hurt nearly as much because problems didn't accumulate and didn't get to this point over the course of a week. Also, the therapist I went to got to know exactly what issues I had and how to quickly and effectively deal with the problems.

For bike racers regular massages are very useful. Money well spent.
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Old 11-29-09, 07:58 PM   #19
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So you like it rough in the beginning, and then nice n' easy to finish it?
i like it period but if i have my druthers...yes...yes i do.
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A good friend is a massage therapist. Sometimes we trade that for fixing her computer. I haven't done deep tissue yet. Not sure I want to pay to have my ass kicked.
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Old 12-04-09, 01:22 PM   #21
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...Not sure I want to pay to have my ass kicked.
then why are you hanging out in the racing forum?
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