Massages

  • irishguy202

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    Aug 12, 2010 2:32 AM GMT
    What is the best type of Massage to get. I was thinking about getting a deep tissue at my gym. The lady there is supossed to be great!
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    Aug 12, 2010 4:19 AM GMT
    the best type would involve a man. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 12, 2010 4:48 AM GMT
    I like the ones you see in porn where you have orchestrated 14 minute sex halfway into the massage.
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    Aug 12, 2010 5:04 AM GMT
    Speaking as a professional, your question doesn't make sense without additional info from you. It's like asking what's the best car to get.

    It depends on a lot of factors, like:

    1) what you need

    2) what you like

    3) what you can afford

    4) availability of practitioners in your area

    Swedish is of course just fine for basic relaxation and numerous ailments, Sports massage obviously deals with sports-related stresses and injuries, shiatsu uses the body's energy pathways to heal and invigorate.

    Maybe you could use deep-tissue, if that's where your problem is, it's not as useful if your problem isn't deep. icon_smile.gif But it's a rare person who knows deep-tissue and not basic swedish as well.

    Now even with a lot of research into which type would be right for you at the moment, it's still trial and error as far as finding the right practitioner to apply that modality.

    So what exactly do you hope to get out of a massage?
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    Aug 14, 2010 6:53 PM GMT
    Stay away from deep tissue. it is a fad-type massage focused on those who still believe the "no pain, no gain" theory which, of course, has been proven bad for you.

    Deep tissue breaks down the fascia, the connective tissue. It often causes bruising. What is a bruise? bleeding from muscles...not something to pay some therapist for.

    The best treatment for anyone, but particularly athletes is trigger point therapy. Triggers cause 80% of all soft tissue injuries. In my work, my clients come on a regular basis so I can eliminate the triggers before they cause injury and/or muscle tightness. I treat 40 athletes a week....90% want the trigger point work once they have tried it.