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Re: Thought I was helping myself but - Partlycloudy

Posted by fayeroe on September 11, 2008, at 12:44:00

In reply to Thought I was helping myself but -, posted by Partlycloudy on September 6, 2008, at 11:35:22

> This is the third or fourth time I've tried getting a massage when I'm all wound up. The next day I feel bruised, though I'm not. The massage therapist said (a different person each time; it's obvious why I haven't returned to the same one!) has said that I'm particularly knotted in one place or another, and it's really hurt when they've worked on me. I've told them so - and moaned! - yet they've continued to knead me painfully like some kind of bread dough.
> And the next day, yikes! I dosed up on ibuprofen, but really this doesn't feel like I did anything nice for myself at all but instead allowed someone the pleasure of beating me up - and then gave them a bunch of money to do it!
> I go back to my acupuncture/chiro guy on Monday for another treatment and I'll talk to him about it then. I'm tired of being in pain :-(
> But what am I doing wrong? I *thought* I had asked for "relaxation" type massages - but every time I feel the next day like I've been worked over, and not at all in a good way. Is this the way massage is supposed to feel - and if so, why would anyone want to do this on a regular basis?
> I think I'll soak in the tub today with a bunch of Epsom salts for my aching muscles.

If you ask the massage therapist for a "light tissue massage" and tell them that you only want to be relaxed....that is what they should do. Do not pay them if your instructions are ignored. I've had that happen a couple of times where the therapist almost killed me and I understand your pain..physical and mentally..It does feel like we're doing something that is good for us and then it gets screwed up.

It is like having your hair cut and the stylist keeps on after you've said that it is too short~~~My last haircut was a disaster. It grows out but the reward of the new cut is long gone.

Love you, Pat




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