My massage therapist broke me.
April 11, 2014 8:18 AM Subscribe
Last night I had a really painful massage and now I'm freaking out over how much it hurts. Is this normal? Should I go to a doctor?
posted by silverstatue to Health & Fitness (23 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
A few days ago, my friend was giving me a back rub and mentioned that my back and neck were really tight. I've been going through a stressful time lately, so I figured now was a good time to get a massage. I found a place on Yelp that had great testimonials/ratings, so I went there last night for a 60 minute massage. Big mistake.
So right off the bat, the guy was focusing only on my neck and back. He said there were really bad knots. It hurt like CRAZY. I had to keep telling him to go lighter and he kept saying that he WAS going as light as possible, but he had to get the knots out. It hurt like....oh my god. I can't believe how much it hurt. Finally I had to tell him to stop. I was so upset.
When I got home, I felt really achey. i took a hot shower, put icy hot on my neck, and went to bed. I woke up in the middle of the night realllly hurting, so i got a hot water bottle on my back and was able to sleep a little. When I woke up for work this morning, I was in AGONY. I took two advil and slathered more icy hot all over me, but holy crap. This hurts so much. I dont know what to do.
My question is, is this normal for an intense massage? I haven't had a TON of massages before, but I've had at least a dozen and sometimes they hurt a little while they were happening, but nothing like this. i certainly never had debilitating pain 24 hours later. I"m really freaked out. It feels like someone beat me with a baseball bat.
Should I go to a doctor? Should I go back to the massage place? It was difficult for me to communicate with the massage therapist because of a language barrier. And if I go there, there is no chance in HELL that I'd let him put his hands on me again.