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    Best type of massage for a bodybuilder?

    I've only ever had one massage but I am on the verge of booking another... on the website I see a few different types of massages. I was wondering if a deep tissue massage is good for what I do (I lift things up and put them down, lol). Any suggestions?
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    Be warned, a deep muscle massage will make you kinda sore. May be best to have a day or two off from training.

    Two days latet you will feel like a god tho..
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    Originally Posted by djflex View Post
    Be warned, a deep muscle massage will make you kinda sore. May be best to have a day or two off from training.

    Two days latet you will feel like a god tho..
    True^^.
    Deep tissue massages are great but if done correctly they hurt like hell while being done. A day or 2 later and you are still a bit sore, after that though you will feel much better.
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    There is no best type. Best is subject to opinion. An an opinion can get you killed in a bar. but in a massage parlor the worst you can ask for is a happy ending. So my answer would be a happy ending is best
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    My wife and daughters gave me a gift certificate for a massage for my bday. Never had one before and have been wondering the same thing myself. I was leaning towards the deep tissue myself.
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    Hi , there is a few questions u need to answer yorself prior deciding what type of massage would be more beneficial . Do u have any issues that u need to adress to you therapist- muscle restrictions,thight spots,limited range of motion ect..? In my practice if the client says he got thigt spots in his/her upper back , i spend more time adressing this particular issue using techniques like trigger point therapy,acupressure or deep tissue. If you are just to relax sweedish massage will be best .
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    Originally Posted by mellie369 View Post
    I was wondering if a deep tissue massage is good for what I do (I lift things up and put them down, lol). Any suggestions?
    Yes, deep tissue massage is wonderful for people who like to lift big things up and put them down.

    Originally Posted by djflex View Post
    Be warned, a deep muscle massage will make you kinda sore. May be best to have a day or two off from training.

    Two days latet you will feel like a god tho..
    Yeah, it's like training itself, if your body isn't used to it, it'll be sore, especially from deep tissue massage. ( My wife is a licensed massage therapist, after a while your body adapts and experiences the benefits without being sore ).

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    I like shiatsu myself
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    I am a believer of deep tissue.
    I feel anything else does not serve any other purpose than feeling good right there w no prolonged effects.
    Deep tissue does NOT feel good while its done. It can be taxing. But OH so worth it. I do deed tissue 1ce per month and I swear (internally) all the way through it.
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    Originally Posted by zedx View Post
    There is no best type. Best is subject to opinion. An an opinion can get you killed in a bar. but in a massage parlor the worst you can ask for is a happy ending. So my answer would be a happy ending is best
    I`m sorry, maybe I`m just cranky but I don`t even find that funny. Maybe you didn`t realize I am a woman. Anyways... thanks for the suggestion just the same but I will pass on that.

    As for everyone else - thanks! I think I will go for the deep tissue. If I am going to pay for something, it will be for more than just relaxation - I`d like to tap into some potential benefits for my body!
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    Good call to go for deep tissue massage, OP. I've experienced it when I was young. The woman who trained me for some bodybuilding shows in the late '80s was a massage therapist. I have to say it was particularly painful at first, though. I swear, it felt like she was getting her fingers into my shoulders and lifting up the muscles! Still, multiple sessions did wonders for me.

    I wish, now, I could find a massage therapist that I could trust as much as her to do this very important work. I visit a chiropractor who has a massage therapist who rents from him, maybe I'll try her. Maybe I can convince my wife to take it to the next level. See, problem is, it aint cheap and no insurance covers it for me.

    Good luck. Good choice.
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    A good massage parlor will have you fill out and answer an extensive questionnaire, and be honest.

    Questions will range from the silly:

    'Do you mind if we touch your bum?"

    to serious:

    'Do you have any back injuries? If so please be specific.'





    A feel good massage is just that; no lasting anything. Doesn't help with anything but doesn't hurt either.



    Deep tissue is the way to go. But you need to be super careful, make sure your masseuse is qualified in what he/she is doing. When they start to wrench on your neck you'll know what I mean. Some of this stuff can be potentially dangerous.

    Yes, as stated the deep tissue should hurt; if it doesn't they're not doing it right (my first visit I was almost in tears, and I still have to breath out loud when it feels like her fingers are making my muscles bleed). But after a few constant visits (I go every Friday) the constant soreness will go away. You will start to feel the effects immediately.





    What I do now is get 1.5 - 2hrs. That way I can get a good hour of deep tissue and another 30-45 minutes of 'feel good'.
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    Originally Posted by mellie369 View Post
    I've only ever had one massage but I am on the verge of booking another... on the website I see a few different types of massages. I was wondering if a deep tissue massage is good for what I do (I lift things up and put them down, lol). Any suggestions?
    Deep tissue by far. Especially if you have any kind of tightness in muscles or even any strains or pulls. A really good place I have found (not all over the nation) is called Airrosti ( http://www.airrosti.com/ ). If you ever have any kind of injury I recommend going. Most insurance covers it also. I have also heard of ART http://www.activerelease.com/ but never have used it.
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