Any experiences with massage?
Question:I was wondering if anybody has had a massage to help em with martial arts.
I'm in thai boxing and after a while of punching my shoulders tense up. I know the most common massages are Swedish, Aromatherapy, Hot Stone, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Thai, Reflexology, Sports, and Back but what would you recommend:
Whats is more relaxing and what would help loosen up my shoulders?
This website has a really good run down of the differences between massages:
If you're training a lot, I'd suggest a sports massage.
However, since you said you wanted something "more relaxing," I'll mention that I tend to be more energized than relaxed after a sports massage. I tend to be really sleepy after a Swedish massage. I feel like jelly after Thai and I feel sore after deep tissue.
Of course, my sports massages also include Korean hand acupuncture...YMMV!
There have been times where my whole body was a walking injury, and getting a massage and then a good nights' sleep, made all the difference in the world.
If you've been 'freshly' injured however, you should wait a couple of days before you get a massage. You don't want to massage an area that has just been injured. I'm not entirely sure why that is, but my wife is a masseuse and and she said so, dammit!
As far as which type? Deep tissue is my favorite. It'll hurt a little, but it seems to help the most.
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