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massage yesterday

thedreamertthedreamer Posts: 24
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:54 AM in Alternative Treatments
i had a massage two days ago and still feel bruised. She said that she couldn't get all the knots out so asked me to come back next week to get a good work out. She is a very good massage therapist but how many of you feel bruised after your massages? Thanks for the input. Sharon


  • I think massage feels pretty good during but afterwards I felt sore. I've only been once in the 3 years since I hurt my back I could use another one. Was it painful while she was doing the massage?

    I would ask her to ease up a little if this is new to you. But I've heard Ron Dilauro go to Deep tissue massage and how it feels better afterwards. Maybe ice afterwards. Take care. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • Thanks Charry. It hurts while i get the massage too...oh well I will feel better in a day or so.....Sharon
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,856
    There are many different styles and techniques regarding massage therapy.
    It can range from the easy cosmetic Swedish massages to the Intense Deep Tissue massage.

    As Charry pointed out, I've been going to a Deep Tissue massage specialist for over 5 years now. Even within the Deep Tissue massage styles there are variations. The person I see is trained in the original Thai Deep Tissue massage.

    All of my sessions are painful, some so much more than others. Over the years, I have gotten used to much of it. Still, when I am on the floor and he walks and jumps on my back or digs into my thighs, IT-band or calves it hurts, intense pain, but it last only while the pressure is being put on.

    I will feel very sore the first night. He also suggests icing the areas he worked and using a good tropical ointment. I can be very tender to the touch for several days.

    But, there has always been progress and the end results are always good.

    This man is responsible for keeping me out of a wheelchair and for giving me almost full range of motion after my two complete shoulder replacements.

    So, you can see I am a big fan of massage. So much depends on what type is being done.
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • I've had deep tissue and it makes you very sore if they really hit on a tight muscle that is refusing to budge.

    Drink lots of water and don't exercise for a couple of days. Then do some sort of stretching if you can. Stiff muscles need stretching input to move.

    When I say lots of water I mean at least a gallon after the massage. Closer to 2 gallons. You're trying to help flush the toxins out of the muscles. It'll help with the inner bruising and pain.
  • hello Thedreamer
    I just got a letter from my consultant tosay there was a compermise of left exit formina at L4/5 and right para contral exit foramina at L5/S1.
    So i was wondering if you could help me i dont know what this means i typed this in today and your post came up.
    I have had aC3C4C5C6 fushion 4yrs ago and have been a cronic back pain suffer for a long time.
    I hope you are feeling better soon.
  • I love getting massages! They make me feel brand new.
  • I love getting massages! They make me feel brand new.
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    Ron DiLauro, Spine-Health System Administrator 12/20/11
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