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    Peak Week Massage?

    So my local spa had a special right now for an hour long massage for 37.50. It's a phenomenal deal and got me thinking...

    Would a massage 2 or 3 days before a show be beneficial or detrimental to posing on stage?

    On one hand I could see it loosening the muscles, increasing blood flow and what not. On the other, I fear post massage related soreness affecting performance.

    Anyone have experience with massage before a show and what was your take on its efficacy?

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    Originally Posted by demonwareltd View Post
    So my local spa had a special right now for an hour long massage for 37.50. It's a phenomenal deal and got me thinking...

    Would a massage 2 or 3 days before a show be beneficial or detrimental to posing on stage?

    On one hand I could see it loosening the muscles, increasing blood flow and what not. On the other, I fear post massage related soreness affecting performance.

    Anyone have experience with massage before a show and what was your take on its efficacy?

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    That's a big no-no...think water retention...

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    Originally Posted by Sporto1633 View Post
    That's a big no-no...think water retention...

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    Thanks Tommy - I guess I'm secretly wishing it was okay so I can lay down for an hour and enjoy it I will wait until after the show if they are still having the deal.
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    Originally Posted by demonwareltd View Post
    Thanks Tommy - I guess I'm secretly wishing it was okay so I can lay down for an hour and enjoy it I will wait until after the show if they are still having the deal.
    I actually do weekly massages all prep and then cut them about 2-3 weeks out...I just know that massages, especially deep tissue, can cause inflammation, water retention, etc.

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    I guess I was under the impression that the massage would increase blood flow to the muscles and actually DECREASE inflammation by shuttling much needed nutrients to the muscle fiber. Of course, I was going on what I thought was logical and I have no scientific basis for this thought. Glad I consulted before I made the reservation
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    Originally Posted by demonwareltd View Post
    I guess I was under the impression that the massage would increase blood flow to the muscles and actually DECREASE inflammation by shuttling much needed nutrients to the muscle fiber. Of course, I was going on what I thought was logical and I have no scientific basis for this thought. Glad I consulted before I made the reservation
    I'm referring to a day or two after...you mentioned getting one a couple days out. It helps as you are getting the massage right then and there, sure. Over the next couple of days is what I am referring to.

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