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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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    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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    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Caad 8 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Hocam View Post
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by TMonk View Post
    how much does she charge fora happy ending
    Wow. Didn't think at all before posting this, did ya?
    -r

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    Quote Originally Posted by rog View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ooga-booga View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Caad 8 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Dubbayoo View Post
    ...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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