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Old 08-13-08, 05:08 PM
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Deep tissue massage

I had my first deep tissue massage yesterday. I have had many massages, but this was the first deep tissue massage that I have had. It was absolutely awesome. She spent the entire time working on my quads. While it was painful at times, my legs feel absolutely great today. Has anyone else had a deep tissue massage on their legs before? If not, I highly recommend it.
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Old 08-13-08, 05:15 PM
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If I could afford it, I'd go once/month.
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i had deep tissue massage on my back. it hurt. When i get a massage (swedish), it's usually focused on the back and a small portion of the massage is allocated to the extremities. I should also add that i broke my femur several years back and had rods hammered into my bone and ended up with 75 staples, so just above theknee area on my left leg has that numb/post surgery awkward feeling and NO i don't want it massaged, enjoy yours though
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I've got one scheduled for Friday afternoon. I'd been getting PT on my right leg, but it only started to get better after I had a full body deep tissue massage. Before the massage, I didn't even know I had IT bands. After the massage...omg. Really great stuff. I'd like to get one monthly also, but they're pretty pricey.
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Old 08-13-08, 05:31 PM
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I agree with the pricey comments, but you've got to spend your money on something. I think this is one of those things that are worth it.
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Instead of getting a massage you can get one of these. http://www.drugstore.com/qxp177400_3...aining_dvd.htm
They work great for IT bands and quads. I don't have any experience with the one I posted I just found it via google. They do have different hardnesses though. I strongly recommend getting the hardest one you can find.
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at least once a month for me. lately i have been going twice a month. it really helps. im worth it. later.
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They are awesome... had one last Friday after about a year without one. You're right quads are a rough spot. Gotta get back in the habit of once per month.
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at least once a month for me. lately i have been going twice a month. it really helps. im worth it. later.
Seriously.

I've been going twice a month for an hour, but for the last two months I've upped it to an hour and a half.

Ingrid really does a number on my legs, and she even stretches me out afterwards.
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I had a few from a friend who was in training to become a certified Rolfer. It was not totally pleasant at the time but damn if I didn't feel great the rest of the week.
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I get a 90 minute massage once a month. It's not an extravagance or a luxury.
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I go to a Chinese joint around the corner from me weekly for accupressure. Very nice, makes me happy despite no happy ending.
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10 Rolfing sessions. 10 CORE structural sessions. Lots of chiro. Lots of other work. Very effective. Nobody knows I used to walk with a cane.
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i had a thai massage a couple weeks ago and it was amazing. they finish with basically assisted yoga/stretching. incredible.
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Originally Posted by Terror_in_pink View Post
i had deep tissue massage on my back. it hurt. When i get a massage (swedish), it's usually focused on the back and a small portion of the massage is allocated to the extremities. I should also add that i broke my femur several years back and had rods hammered into my bone and ended up with 75 staples, so just above theknee area on my left leg has that numb/post surgery awkward feeling and NO i don't want it massaged, enjoy yours though

I love that you really do have to specify around here
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I had one done just two days ago. I had a 1 hour session, i've had issues with my back in the past so i try to make it in there now and then.
I had my legs done last because the back always gets hammered pretty hard.
I had just come off a ride that morning so it felt nice on the legs. It probably sounds weird but i swear i felt the lactic acid getting squeezed around (anyone else experience this?)

I'm a huge believer of chiro as well, last time i messed up my back (at the gym) i was nursed back by an amazing chiropractor over the course of a month (i was severely messed up, the uppper back muscles and neck seized up completely, nasty stuff). If any of you are in Toronto i can recommend the chiro clinic right above the walk-in clinic at Spadina & Queen. He's a young guy that specializes in sports injuries (and plays sports himself).


PS: Massages are covered under my work benefits as is chiro and acupuncture (never tried that though). For those of you that aren't this lucky you could try finding a local college that teaches massage or chiro, usually you can get in there and have work done for cheaper since you have a student working on you (this is always supervised and the student is already at a level that he/she knows what they're doing)

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Do any of you feel sluggish after a deep tissue massage, or weak? I find the next few days after a massage I'm pretty much useless, no power. Should you go with a deep massage or a lighter one? Once again I'm sure everybody is different on this one,
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the day after mine i slept like the whole day, which i never do. it was crazy but i was exhausted. my wife was the same. day 3 though i felt like a new person, can't wait for the next one.
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Originally Posted by Terror_in_pink View Post
i had deep tissue massage on my back. it hurt. When i get a massage (swedish), it's usually focused on the back and a small portion of the massage is allocated to the extremities. I should also add that i broke my femur several years back and had rods hammered into my bone and ended up with 75 staples, so just above theknee area on my left leg has that numb/post surgery awkward feeling and NO i don't want it massaged, enjoy yours though
Curious why you would not want this stuff massaged? I have similar thing from a motor bike fall and I always ask for time on my scars to stimulate the nerves. I find that I have more sensation from more touch and body work in the areas where I was sliced open. Maybe in the first lil while it might be tricky if bones or skin are still healing up, after some years you should be good to go and deep tissue is great for working on scar tissue buildup.

I need to find someone who will trade some bodywork in my area, been a while since my last session.
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