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sports massage

Postby dave02 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 20:18 pm

anyone had a sports massage, got bad neck, trapped nerve, bad discs, muscles gone mad, been suggested i try massage,just wondered if you had one and did it do any good :?:

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Re: sports massage

Postby golfergmc » Tue Oct 01, 2013 20:52 pm

Not a sports massage as such but went for A.R.T for trapped nerve in my calf and tight hamstring, two sessions and completely fixed with no pains since.
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Re: sports massage

Postby ben@31 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 22:58 pm

I had a sports massage the other day after a marathon. The massage was incredibly painful but the physio (or was it psycho) assured me it would help with reduce muscle soreness over the next few days. I still feel stiff but unsure if I would feel even worse without the massage?

Interestingly the physio could detect aliments from doing the massage, she could tell I recently had an injury by how tight the muscle was in that area and that I've one calf muscle bigger than the other! Well I never. I was thinking has cycling caused an imbalance in my legs? I've heard it's possible to pedal with more effort on one side than the other.

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Re: sports massage

Postby Forward loop » Wed Oct 02, 2013 07:25 am

I have had a fair few sports massages and.....No - you need to go and see a physio in the first instance, they will be able to give you an exercise regime and advanced manipulation.
I am presuming by bad discs you are alluding to muscle issues and not an underlying problem.

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Re: sports massage

Postby feltkuota » Wed Oct 02, 2013 07:35 am

I have a sports massage every week and have done for about ten year's. I find it helps prevent injury and assists recovery.

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Re: sports massage

Postby crankycrank » Wed Oct 02, 2013 13:06 pm

I think much depends on the training/talent of the masseuse. A bad one could do more harm than good while a good one may eliminate your pain and be qualified to diagnose any problems needing a doctors attention.

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