After scary "you may have breast cancer" tests over the last year and a winter of too much flu and allergy-induced misery, I need a long-weekend getaway to a beautiful, allergen-free or almost free retreat in our majestic country. For a very affordable price. I feel like I need physical and emotional healing and restoration on this trip. I like restorative (or Iyengar) yoga, organic food, massage, hikes/walks outside, swimming in warm water, etc. I want to be around DOWN TO EARTH, interesting (not spooky spiritual) healing people. In a lovely place. I can do a house swap or retreat swap and a barter thing - I have good massage therapy skills and license....and a charming place in a hip village in a cool-to-visit city with a lovely guest room to rent. Ideas? [more inside]
Osaka-filter Massage/Spa Package-filter. I like to buy a lady friend a good women oriented massage package she could use to relax massively while in Osaka. Any tips on how to find massage/spa resorts that offer this sort of deal? One difficulty I prefer to arrange/reserve/buy it while overseas. [more inside]
My SO's back and neck seem to be permanently tied in knots. She doesn't seem like a tense person, but her muscles indicate otherwise. I can massage her for a while, but it only does so much for her. Can anyone give me suggestions to help her relax her back and neck? [more inside]
I want to become a massage goddess. Help, advice, suggestions? [more inside]
I'd like to buy my awesome aunt in Hong Kong a voucher for a (western style) massage - does anyone know a great venue? She lives in Discovery Bay, in case that helps. Thanks.
My breasts are disproportionately large for my frame (34E/F, 5'2", upper-normal BMI). Because of this, my posture is terrible and my style has been decidedly cramped. Short of getting a breast reduction, how can I dress better, improve my posture, and keep my back from hurting all the time? [more inside]
Non-creepy inner thigh massage. Possible? [more inside]
Where can I buy massage oil in Toronto (actually Richmond Hill)? [more inside]
I use my smartphone a lot and my hands/thumbs are getting sore. I know how to stave off pain from typing and hunching over my computer, but those techniques don't work for this. Can you recommend stretches or massage techniques? [more inside]
When I shrug my shoulders or stretch my arms above my head after not moving around for a while I can feel/hear the muscles kind of schlicking apart as though the different muscles were kind of sticking together (no pain). This doesn't happen with any other muscles though. Anyone else get this? [more inside]
Which of my muscles is hurting and what can I do about it? [more inside]
I am looking for a non-woo-woo massage therapist in San Francisco. [more inside]
First time massage. It's a legit massage. I'm a guy, I wonder if I should get a guy or a girl to do it? Not sure which would be more awkward really. What is the norm for this sort of thing? Also, what are the norms of tipping? I can barely tip functionally at restaurants without getting anxious. I don't even know where to begin with what to tip for a massage.
I have a knot or something similar in my left shoulder. I've been trying to work it out in the last week, and now I'm feeling a sensation that's very peculiar. Can someone explain what's causing it? [more inside]
I'm thinking about training as a massage therapist. Local options seem to boil down to Soma or Cortiva Institute, and I need help choosing! [more inside]
How many massage therapy appointments did it take for you to notice improvement in your muscle tension?
How many massage therapy appointments did it take for you to notice improvement in your muscle tension? Did these improvements last?
My wife was introduced to a foot massage using one's feet (not hands). I'd like to know more. Is there a recognized technique or method that involves massaging feet *with other feet*? [more inside]
What kind of living does my Chinese Masseuse make? [more inside]
Massage therapist pulling on neck? [more inside]
Suggestions for a really good day-spa somewhere south of Boston? I'm looking to book a day spa vacation for some folks who live in Weymouth and the Mid-Cape area, so ideally something midway between the two places.
Why do I faint when someone presses on or squeezes the tops of my shoulders (on my trapezius)? [more inside]
What kind of massage do I want to ask for? [more inside]
My wife loves massages (I understand most people do) but I have trouble with my back and knees "doing it" on a bed. I'd like to get her a massage table for her birthday so I can "do it" staqnding up. Any recommendations on brands, features, options, etc?
What's this kind of group massage called? It involves a small group of people simultaneously performing the same massage stroke on a different part of the massagee. [more inside]
My thumbs hurt after I give massages. Can I fix this? [more inside]
Travelling on I81 in central Pennsylvania there are several large, sleazy billboards advertising places to get a "massage." From the billboard, it's hard not to get the impression that you will get more than a massage at the advertised establishment (the billboard gives an address.) What's going on here?
Never fear: AskMeFi is here! Can anyone come to the rescue with referrals to kid-tolerant spas or very relaxing hotels/B&Bs within reasonable driving distance of the Bay Area? [more inside]
I'm a massage therapist whose contact information and professional credentials were posted, without my permission or knowledge, on an erotic services site. How do I get my ad taken down? [more inside]
Do you like using a face pillow for lying on your stomach on a regular bed (i.e. not a massage table)? What kind is it and where can I get one? [more inside]
What are your favorite spas in downtown Philadelphia (preferably near Rittenhouse Square or within reasonable walking distance of Market St Station)? [more inside]
Tell me your favorite products to have around the house for massaging your partner. Oils, candles, sheets, music, etc. [more inside]
YANMD or my physical therapist either, but maybe you know enough about the failure modes of the human skeletomuscular system to suggest possible reasons for the excruciating pain I feel when someone puts pressure on the base of my spine? [more inside]
Can anybody learn to be a great massage therapist? [more inside]
who gives the best massages at kabuki hot springs in san francisco? [more inside]
Ethical dilemma. Should I book a massage with someone I had a huge crush on in high school, just for the thrill of it? [more inside]
Do you know an osteopath in Toronto who uses muscle energy theory / techniques? [more inside]
Hawaii, massage therapy jobs, and delete avoidance: How can I stand out from dozens of inquiring students seeking a massage therapy job on the Hawaiian Islands? [more inside]
Can a massage actually fix this back spasm, or will I feel good for an hour and then go back to being in pain? I have three days to get better so I don't have time to fool around. Yoga? Muscle relaxants? What's got the best shot at actually doing something? [more inside]
A friend is looking for the perfect electric blanket to keep her massage table warm for the people she will be massaging (nothing kinky, sorry to disappoint). She's looking for electric blankets that heats quickly (under 15 minutes would be perfect), also required : a timer. This has to be an electric blanket for one person. Any make/model available in Europe to recommend ?
How does the NYC economy sustain so many psychics? [more inside]
Recently I find myself stretching my face muscles, which always seem fatigued. What gives? [more inside]
Pittsburgh Prenatal Massage: Can you recommend a massage therapist for a pregnant lady? [more inside]
i'm looking for a great massage therapist in dc/maryland. [more inside]
Help my partner and I give each other awesome massages! [more inside]
Can you recommend a foot massage gadget that works a treat? [more inside]
Can an amateur reasonably perform a limited lymphatic massage with the appropriate books? [more inside]
Where can I get the Mrs. a great pedicure in Austin, TX? [more inside]
I've never been to a day spa, want to treat myself, and don't know what to expect. [more inside]
Can you recommend a massage therapy school in San Francisco? [more inside]
I want to buy a gift certificate to a day spa for a twenty-something gay man with upscale conservative taste. I'm looking for a place that's sleek, sophisticated and oriented towards men, with good massage and other services, high standards for service and cleanliness, and ideally also offering lunch and cocktails. The kind of place where someone could lounge around all day drinking a mimosa and reading the paper, wearing slippers and a robe. It needs to be in San Francisco proper, not elsewhere in the Bay Area. [more inside]