What kind of massage should I ask for?
February 28, 2011 7:46 PM Subscribe
What kind of massage do I want to ask for?
posted by Blue Jello Elf to health & fitness (10 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I carry a lot of tension in my shoulders, and one of them tends to cramp up. I went to a doctor a few years ago and she didn't really find anything wrong (e.g., no bone or tendon/ligament issues), but sent me to a physical therapist. The exercises he gave me helped a little, but the best thing was the shoulder massage -- he would root around in there, find a tense little strand of muscle, and push on it until it loosened up, and then repeat. The shoulder problem is much better than it used to be, but I still carry a lot of stress there.
So, my question is, when I make a massage appointment, what kind of massage should I be asking for in order to get that same sort of massage that I got from the physical therapist?