I am a massage therapist, ask me anything.

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 46
9595 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

ohthebee :  I want to know…. if you ever have to deal with boners!!? Lol. What do you do?!

Post # 48
119 posts
Blushing bee

What do you think about Shiatsu massages?


Also, have you ever experienced anyone really sensitive to touch?  I understand getting sore after a deep tissue, but I get sore after a simple neck rub. I am not sure what this means. 

Post # 49
2639 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

ohthebee :  A friend of mine is a massage therapist, and she gives me massages for free (so nice of her!). I’ve tried to pay her or tip her, but she won’t let me, so I try to buy her a cocktail or something after if her schedule allows. She’s always telling me I need to get in more often, whcih is true, but I don’t want to take advantage of her by going in too often since she isn’t getting paid. If you had this kind of arrangement with a friend, how often would you be cool with it?

For reference I usually go about once every 5 weeks or so.

Post # 50
663 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I also want to know the moaning thing! My muscles hurt so bad I cant help it lol but I would be so embarrassed! 

Also, I have hypothyroidism which i have read causes a build up of lactic acid and causes muscle pain. Would this cause me to be in any more pain or feel sick after a deep tissue massage than the average person? 

I’ve been wanting to try it, but I’m scared I’ll feel worse afterwards.

Post # 53
104 posts
Blushing bee

Are muscle knots real? 

Post # 54
8919 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

ohthebee :  I had a seated neck & shoulder massage once from someone kind of sketchy at a festival and it was amazing. I’ve also had massages that were really just part of a salt-scrub or mud-wrap type treatment (so, the massage was more incidental rather than the main focus) and those also felt great. But the one time I got a real “official” massage from a licensed therapist, it wasn’t pleasant. The touch itself was ok but my head started buzzing and feeling kind of dizzy, and after it was over I felt nauseous. My stomach was queasy the whole rest of the day. It was bad enough that I haven’t gone for a massage since. The therapist was very nice, and several of my co-workers see her regularly so I’m sure she’s good. Are some people just not good candidates for a full prone massage, or can you think of any reason for that kind of response? I’m wondering if I should give it another shot.

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