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Old 10-05-09, 05:34 PM
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Massage Therapy

I wonder if anyone here gets massages regularly as part of their cycling/training/working out. I know the pros do. If you do, what type of massage do you get? Do you get one regularly, or just after a long ride/race?

I've scheduled one tomorrow, a deep tissue massage. I'm now thinking that a deep tissue may be a little too much after my long rides this past weekend. I'm really looking to just help get some soreness out.

Anyway, your thought/experience on the post workout massages is what I'm asking for. thanks!

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Of course; anybody who wants to ride faster, recover better, and prevent injury gets a deep tissue massage at least once a month, if not more often. The effects are long lasting.
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My wife started a year-long massage therapy training program exactly two weeks ago. It's very important to her training that she practice almost daily. She even has a super-comfy and portable massage table here at home now.

Soigneur, baby.
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When I was serious, I would get a massage once in a while. I used to give myself pretty good leg massages. Lying on my back, legs up against the wall. You really appreciate shaved legs then.
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Originally Posted by rangerdavid View Post
I wonder if anyone here gets massages regularly as part of their cycling/training/working out. I know the pros do. If you do, what type of massage do you get? Do you get one regularly, or just after a long ride/race?

I've scheduled one tomorrow, a deep tissue massage. I'm now thinking that a deep tissue may be a little too much after my long rides this past weekend. I'm really looking to just help get some soreness out.

Anyway, your thought/experience on the post workout massages is what I'm asking for. thanks!

RD
Every two weeks a deep tissue massage lower back and legs. My the****** says ideally two days after a major ride.
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chiro and active release... my dad and aunt are chiropractors
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Not to be indelicate, but make sure you're near a bathroom within an hour after getting a deep rub...

I get rubbed @ once every 6 weeks, but use the foam roller and the stick a couple of times a week.
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chiro and active release... my dad and aunt are chiropractors
I'm doing some active release work as well, on the hamstrings. Very painful therapy.
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Massages will make you a better cyclits but only if you are the masseuse - you will then be able to afford a better bike.
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Originally Posted by Nachoman View Post
I'm doing some active release work as well, on the hamstrings. Very painful therapy.
yeah it is. If you want to step it up, try Graston Technique therapy.
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Originally Posted by Nachoman View Post
I'm doing some active release work as well, on the hamstrings. Very painful therapy.
yes it is no joke. especially on the knees because of football. i have all sorts of crap in there. but i have been riding pain free for a couple months now. also shoulder work being done, makes me want to cry...sux
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I prefer a happy ending to a massage.
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I prefer a happy ending to a massage.
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You perv.
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Originally Posted by probe1957 View Post
I prefer a happy ending to a massage.
I thought that's what "active release" was.

Canceling that appointment.
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I am married to a massage theraphist but I don't get any unless I am really hurt (And this is very common thing). I do yoga and know how to do self massage. We also have a chi-machine (I call it the wiggler) and that is really good. Relaxes the back muscles.
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