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2015/02/07 16:49:13 (permalink)
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Deep Tissue Massages - who has them?

At my age, I have a fair few injuries.  Over the past few years, I've had periods where I've had deep tissue massages, some of which have definitely given me relief at the time; some not so good.
 
Two years ago, I started using a chap local to us, who now rents a room at the MT HQ.  He's great and specialises in sports and bodybuilding.  I stopped using him for a few months last year, but have resumed in January.  I feel I now need to have a session every 2 weeks or I get the niggles.
 
They are painful, but it's constructive pain so I don't mind.  But they can be pricey and it's not ideal that I'm finding I need them!
 
I guess they will also benefit my training.
 
Anyone else have any experiences?
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    doc
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    Re: Deep Tissue Massages - who has them? 2015/02/07 16:53:34 (permalink)
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    I use mainly physio which involves a lot of seep tissue massage, but only use them when injuries flare up , twice last week  unfortunately , never use them proactively just when injured.
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    Re: Deep Tissue Massages - who has them? 2015/02/07 17:03:04 (permalink)
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    That's what the mrs is for.
    She's been doing it regularly since my forces days
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    Re: 2015/02/07 17:14:11 (permalink)
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    Get one once every four weeks, invaluable in terms of injury prevention.

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    Re: 2015/02/07 21:10:21 (permalink)
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    I go for deep tissue/sports massages as and when I feel I need them, and always find them very beneficial.
     
    Frankly, if time and money was not issues I'd get one every week.
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    Re: 2015/02/07 21:28:23 (permalink)
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    I do get a massage now and again although I'm not sure if it's deep tissue. I just ask for a firm all over.
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    Re: 2015/02/07 21:41:06 (permalink)
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    Theres a guy in my area thats been recommended to me for sports massages.  Dont actually have any pain/injuries just now but am curious to see what effect if any it may have.  Expecting it to be pricey though even if i visit him at home in the evenings.
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    Re: 2015/02/07 21:45:26 (permalink)
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    Is there any evidence to show that having these massages prior to injury actually prevents injury?
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    Re: 2015/02/07 21:45:42 (permalink)
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    Whats a good price, i need one, tight all over.
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    Re: 2015/02/07 21:50:43 (permalink)
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    £35 to £50 is about the norm, depending on where you live. £50 for an hour would be the  minimum you'd pay in London I'd say.
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    Re: 2015/02/07 22:04:11 (permalink)
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    I'll do you a good deal skinnyasian. :p

    James have you tried foam rolling of release with a hockey ball? It's not as good as a sports massage but you get much of the same effect.

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    Re: 2015/02/07 22:12:33 (permalink)
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    Every holiday when I get dragged to a spa I have a deep tissue and would once a week if I had the money or time....so an ice bath if I had time


    
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    Re: 2015/02/07 22:15:09 (permalink)
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    Jay Cutler goes for Advanced Manual Therapy is that for other purpose?



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    Re: 2015/02/07 22:49:12 (permalink)
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    I'll do you a good deal skinnyasian. :p

    Deal! (seriously lol)
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    Re: 2015/02/08 02:03:23 (permalink)
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    I get physio every other Friday.  I get really tight RC muscle and shoulder joints, and physio helps keep me working well and rotation clean, and pain free.
     
    Feels like I've been hit by a boxer for 10 round on my chest and shoulders for a day or two after mind.  Hurts like holy hell!
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    Re: 2015/02/08 03:36:05 (permalink)
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    I live in asia so I can get a massage + hand job for about £15.  They usually will only do tissue massage, which is the painful annoying one.  Or Thai style, which is no oil and mainly a lot of pushing and pressing.  I prefer Thai because most of my aches and pains are skeletal not muscular.
    post edited by badman - 2015/02/08 03:37:29
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    Re: 2015/02/08 09:37:27 (permalink)
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    James have you tried foam rolling of release with a hockey ball? It's not as good as a sports massage but you get much of the same effect.

    Not tried it.  Foam rolling is ok, but it's best when someone knows what they're doing and can really get the points and manipulate you.
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    Re: 2015/02/08 09:49:57 (permalink)
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    James
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    James have you tried foam rolling of release with a hockey ball? It's not as good as a sports massage but you get much of the same effect.

    Not tried it.  Foam rolling is ok, but it's best when someone knows what they're doing and can really get the points and manipulate you.


    Yes it is not as effective but you can be pretty accurate in releasing troublesome areas with a hockey ball. An Oly bar is also very good for deeper areas. It's free to do and means your maintenance can be much more regular. The effects of manual therapy are short lived. I do both.

    Soft roller, hard roller (homemade), oly bar, hockey ball, golf ball.

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    Re: 2015/02/08 10:01:10 (permalink)
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    I have them monthly for a few recurring issues. Very useful and once you've found someone you trust that's good it's priceless.

    On the issue of price, it's cheaper here in the north at £25 a pop.

    I've taken up yoga at home recently which I'm also finding beneficial in a similar way.
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    Re: 2015/02/08 11:18:10 (permalink)
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    Not a sports massage but I do like a Traditional thai massage every so often.  Had one yesterday infact feel absolutely epic when done.  (No extras were involved before anyone comments lol)
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