How do you "feel" (hee hee) about massage?

  • silverfox

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    Aug 02, 2009 4:08 AM GMT
    Do you get them regularly? Are they therapeutic or for relaxation?
    By the way I am talking the LMT version here....no talk of "happy endings" please icon_biggrin.gif

    For you, what makes a massage perfect?
    Particular time of the day you like one?

    What are the benefits to you? Any therapists out there who would like to chime in? I am interested in your perspective.

    How long do you like a session to go? Do you use the same therapist or do you shake it up? Any thing that can really turn you off while you are having a massage?

    Are there guys out there who actually don't like to get rubbed? Hard to believe! Why?

    For me, I use massage as an incentive to do something good. A big transaction at work, or maybe doing well in a tennis tournament warrants a treat. I generally like them at the end of the day...but not right before I go to bed because they can actually keep me up!

    Deep tissue is best for me, though I have a weird reaction at times because I will fall asleep as I am getting pummeled by the therapist!

    I like the kind of massage that makes me a little sore the next morning...but usually it feels great after that.

    I like them at least 90 minutes... and I have a handful of regular therapists that I use.

    Turn off? Loud music during the massage.

    What about you? How do you feel about massage??

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    Aug 02, 2009 4:20 AM GMT
    Massage is just as necessary as brushing my teeth.

    I prefer them in the am just after the gym freshly showered. My guy treats many of Canada's Olympic atheltes and lucked out getting him. He has ninja thumbs that keep me running strong.

    I also have another guy that specifically does only my feet since I beat them up running and wearing flip flops.

    After every marathon I am sure to schedule something online with him too.

    Invest the money...do it!icon_biggrin.gif

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    Aug 02, 2009 4:21 AM GMT
    I get a massage frequently.....maybe 3 times a month.

    Its Heaven.

    Massage therapy (and acupuncture) should be included in health care coverage.
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    Aug 02, 2009 5:05 AM GMT
    never had one, I wanna though, but.. just haven't.. it's like facials and stuff I'd get bored
  • zakariahzol

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    Aug 02, 2009 12:56 PM GMT
    Since you say no to happy ending, I got to say Thai Massage. It just havenly. Surrender yourself completely to him. Close you eyes and just enjoy it.
  • GQjock

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    Aug 02, 2009 1:03 PM GMT
    I always fall asleep icon_cool.gif

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    Aug 02, 2009 1:04 PM GMT
    I'd love to get them regularly..but who has time?

    and I have to click with the guy giving it. there's gotta be a balance between the body work, the breathing, the stretching and the whole scene. the best guy I get massages from is in socal.

    he's got it all going. he times his breathing with mine...there are times when he wants me to take a deep breathe and all he has to do is take a deep breathe himself and I get the message. he can bring the pain if necessary, and he's not afraid to get on the table and dig into those areas that need it.

    I guess I go to him most cause I'm on vacation when I'm out there, and surfing makes u sore in some weird places, so I have time for it and the ability to totally relax...nothing like getting a nice long deep massage with the sound of the ocean thru the window.
  • jessetriguy

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    Aug 02, 2009 1:17 PM GMT
    I love them and wish I could get them more often. I had a roommate who was training to be a CMT. I would get a free massage every twice a week for 6 months so he can practice his technique. Damn I miss him icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 02, 2009 1:40 PM GMT
    I think the world needs more groping. Period. From anyone. It should be happening all the time. Like at a bus stop, in check-out line of store, everywhere.
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    Aug 02, 2009 1:46 PM GMT
    Deep tissue only... it's like a freakin workout for both parties involved, leaving you in a puddle of sweat afterwards, happy endings (yes endingS) for the finale are also great. Other massage types bore me to sleep.
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    Aug 02, 2009 1:50 PM GMT
    They are awesome. Get all the kinks and knots out of me. Definately worth it. I used to get one a month, but for a while I stopped (not sure why). Now Im going to try and get a massage once every two months.
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    Aug 02, 2009 2:04 PM GMT
    I'm a massage therapist so, of course, I believe they're essential. I'm actually stunned when I meet someone who works out or an athlete who doesn't get massages. I don't know how or why they don't. It's not just athletes that need it, of course, but it should definitely be part of their exercise routine. I think a lot of people look at it as a luxury and not the necessity I believe it is. I just wish I could get as much as I give.
  • modi5mind

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    Aug 02, 2009 2:14 PM GMT
    Beside the therapeutic effects, its a good source of relaxation..........
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    Aug 02, 2009 3:33 PM GMT
    I have a regular therapist who practices Thai Massage therapy, and I love it. I know some find it painful because it's not rubbing, but is mostly pressure points and stretching. I love the pain--way more than I thought I would haha. Besides balancing my body and energy, it's generally an amazing release.

    If I get Swedish massage, then I only like a male therapist with really strong hands. Best ever was in Hot Springs, AR after a natural hot bath. The guy was stunning in his technique and strength.

    No matter the type of massage, I always find it sexual on some level. I don't get an erection, but sharing the experience and having someone move my body is spiritually sexual, if that makes sense. I love touching, so that's the added benefit of the experience.
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    Aug 02, 2009 3:39 PM GMT
    Massage feels good. There is no definite studies that it does anything but feel good. I go with studies and science. I love a massage but I do not believe it will do anything but make me feel good in the moment.
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    Aug 02, 2009 3:42 PM GMT
    i luv em. yes get one every two months or if i'm travelling in asia - i get them every other day.

    the right touch. some people just don't know how to do them.

    Very relaxing.
    Sometimes therapeutic
    I get a full body massage for an hour
    usually there's very soothing relaxing music with muted light and the smell of jasmine
    i would never have a therapist touch my cock. that to me is crossing the line of professional ethics.
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    Aug 02, 2009 6:38 PM GMT
    Not for me. First, it can be embarrassing if you get aroused. I have had a couple of incidences where the masseurs brushed against some sensitive areas a little too skillfully. Second, some parts of the body are just extremely ticklish. Third, I'm usually in pain for days after a massage. Seriously, I can never understand how some people could fall asleep during a massage.
    I have only had a few, always thinking the next one would be better. The best was Turkish bath...at least I felt really squeaky clean.
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    Aug 02, 2009 6:41 PM GMT
    I rarely get massages; I'm always that one to give them. I love massages though. Good way to relax the body and sooth the mind icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 02, 2009 6:51 PM GMT
    Well, since a twenty-stupid blonde decided that my brakes work better than hers I get a massage every 2 weeks courtesy her Allstate policy. icon_wink.gif
    I used to get one once a month before the accident. My Therapist was the one who found my vertebrae miss-aligned and then I went to a chiropractor...after calling her Insurance, of course. So far, "Little-Miss-I-Can't-Drive" has spent about 8 grand.
    90 mins. deep tissue. stretching and kneading every muscle & limb. damn! i think I'll schedule one today!!
    It don't hurt that he's also a hot model!! icon_cool.gif

  • Aug 02, 2009 9:42 PM GMT
    deep tissue every other week helps my body right, my guy has the best hands and always smacks my ass when he's done..."(SMACK) & That Miguel concludes our session, now get out!"

    If he didnt have a sense of humor on him, i think i would be shy...around him...
  • silverfox

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    Aug 03, 2009 12:42 AM GMT
    soulmates4life said, my guy has the best hands and always smacks my ass when he's done..."(SMACK)



    Note from the OP:

    Ok soulemates4life...let me just say this...if my massage ended with a SMACK I think I would SMACK back and demand my money back! That is when I am most relaxed.

    To me that would be an unfortunate "unhappy ending".


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  • Timbales

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    Aug 03, 2009 12:43 AM GMT
    Never had one, but maybe I will sometime.
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    Aug 03, 2009 12:58 AM GMT
    yup, about once a month on a reg basis and more often if there is a reason. Stick with the same person unless I want a different technique. Eastern stuff works best for me; chinese and shiatsu. Deep tissue also good. 60 is easily enough. I get bored (apart from shiatsu which doesn´t bore me for some reason).
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    Aug 03, 2009 1:45 AM GMT
    Massage was essential for me to recover from my injuries caused by a tight psoas. Neither my sports medicine doc, nor my physical therapist ever even mentioned that as a possibility. Massage definitely won't fix most problems on its own, but it's definitely been a key piece of a very drawn out, painful, and expensive puzzle.

    I'm considering going to school for massage therapy so if any therapists have any tips, pointers, or ideas before I take the plunge I'm all ears.