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?



Who would win?

Oooh, I'm a big fan of massage. Thai, deep tissue, Swedish, sports... Any of them.

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!

Where can I take a Tai Chi class in the Twin Cities?

Absolutely! Massage can be the best healer / muscle relaxer there is.
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.

Instructors , tell me horror stories of bad students. I will award 10 points for the best (or worst) story?

a proper sports massage on a regular basis does wonders.also just laying in a cold bath with some radox or an unheated pool.

Should every martial arts style be more unified or have more individuality to them?

I'm a machoist and doesn't like to recieve soft gentle massage from someone I don't really love, so the answer would be deep tissue.

Peer presure, annnyone no annything abooooout it???

Definitely hot stone

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