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]
posted by HotToddy
on Oct 5, 2010 -
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 ?
posted by Baud
on Sep 21, 2010 -
Recently I find myself stretching my face muscles, which always seem fatigued. What gives? [more inside]
posted by zardoz
on Sep 6, 2010 -
Pittsburgh Prenatal Massage: Can you recommend a massage therapist for a pregnant lady? [more inside]
posted by rbs
on Aug 26, 2010 -
Can an amateur reasonably perform a limited lymphatic massage with the appropriate books? [more inside]
posted by adipocere
on Jul 15, 2010 -
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]
posted by Susan PG
on Apr 25, 2010 -
Lubrication filter: Trying to replicate something seen in a video with my girlfriend, but having difficulties figuring out what is being used. Link to extremely NSFW video inside. [more inside]
posted by wile e
on Apr 24, 2010 -
What "style" of massage would you ask for from a professional if you wanted the kind of massage a normal person would give you (but done better) -- a pinching (in a good way) sort of massage without lotion or oil? Swedish seems to have a lot more rolling, and deep tissue is generally much more focused and greater pressure, and both seem to mostly use lotion/oil.
posted by Malad
on Apr 9, 2010 -
Meeting up with a friend in Marseille and taking the car down to the Pyrenées for a few days of fun and relaxation (aka vacation). Have never been to Andorra before, nor this region.
We're keen on both gastronomic (local food and wine) and bodily pleasures (spa's, massage), which are much needed since we're both in the software development line of work.
Here's the hotel
(sport hotel village)
posted by avocade
on Apr 2, 2010 -
Theoretical relationship filter: Would my boyfriend be a jealous freak if he told me he doesn't like or want me getting theraputic massages from my cousin's husband who's a licensed masseuse? [more inside]
posted by InterestedInKnowing
on Jan 28, 2010 -
I want to give my friend who's having a really hard time lately something to do to take care of herself on Valentine's Day in LA. [more inside]
posted by emilyd22222
on Jan 20, 2010 -
Reasonable priced spa getaway options in the Southwest (CO, AZ, NM, etc) for a girl's weekend getaway this spring? [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky
on Jan 14, 2010 -
Lonely, hungry for intimacy, ravenous to be touched, coddled or stroked. I'm old, sick and unattractive, I used to be smoking hot but men don't look at me any more, nor do they even acknowledge my presence. The area I live in is sparse for dating, and I've even tried one night stands. I have given up. What are some other ways to get the physical needs I have for the human social intimate relationship I do not have? I've done the CL casual encounters, internet dating etc.... Going for a massage now to see if it helps, and yes I have a loving and much loved pet....but I need more. Any resources? I'm sure there are others like me out there.
posted by ~Sushma~
on Nov 6, 2009 -
What are some good centring/calming exercises for a massage therapist? I've had a huge shock and need to get myself together before Tuesday. [more inside]
posted by flutable
on Oct 24, 2009 -
You know that loose-limbed, joints-fully-lubricated feeling you get after a massage or a jacuzzi? I want that feeling all the time.
What's your secret? [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell
on Aug 20, 2009 -
Can you help me find a name for my new small business - it is going to reflect my recent Swedish/therapeutic massage and waxing qualifications - and interest in helping people ease tension in their bodies to help them deal with the rest of their lives. I am hoping to attract sport-related clients, but also people who want relaxation massage (so a flowery spa type name might not work). The business name needs to appeal to a broad range of people, enable me to expand later to broader aspects such as pilates, holistic healing and possibly life coaching. I have to be really careful not to have a name that gives the wrong impression about the type of massage (e.g. Euphoria). What do you think would work? 'Align', 'Ascend'.....??
posted by IdleRepose
on Aug 6, 2009 -
I've got a bad back and neck from playing piano and double-bass a large part of my life, and lately working a lot at the computer. Since I'm in Tokyo for another couple of days or so, I thought I'd ask around for the absolute best massage in town, that also won't break the bank. (It's a pretty sizable traveler's bank, but I'm not rich.)
I've seen the (in?)famous massage where a woman (men are too heavy me guess) walks on the back and cracks the joints. Is that something recommended? Looks darn cool! :)
posted by avocade
on Jul 31, 2009 -
I'd appreciate recommendations for places in Colorado Springs that provide fingernail painting and massages. [more inside]
posted by mightshould
on Jun 26, 2009 -
(NSFW) Prostate massager, dildo etc - Where can I find an angled one with a handle, that isn't too thick.
Alternatively, is there another tool I can repurpose for self massage of muscles inside the pelvis? [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied
on Mar 30, 2009 -
Where in Northern or Central California is a good place to vacation in late April/Early May with swimming pools,
, hot springs, massage, day hikes and/or B&Bs with vacancies? [more inside]
posted by BrotherCaine
on Mar 24, 2009 -
Where can I find the community wellness center in Philadelphia that offers affordable massages? [more inside]
posted by harnharn
on Mar 4, 2009 -
Where should I start - a chiropractor, a sports massage, an orthopedist, acupuncture or what? [more inside]
posted by bunnycup
on Feb 19, 2009 -
I'm looking for an extremely reputable and professional massage therapist to visit an office in midtown Manhattan and give several (15 or so) 10 - 15 minute neck-and-shoulder massages to the individuals who work in the office. HELP!! [more inside]
posted by kayzie
on Jan 30, 2009 -
Please help me negotiate a business arrangement with my boss that has me doing some work as an employee and some work as an independent contractor. [more inside]
posted by headnsouth
on Oct 30, 2008 -
Have a slightly fickle lower back after a car wreck (have had phys therapy etc) and tweaked it moving furniture this weekend. Does anyone have a good massage therapist in the Downtown Los Angeles or East Hollywood area that specializes in massaging that kind of issue?
posted by guruguy9
on Oct 5, 2008 -
My touch lamp has the same vibrating static electricity feeling that my massage clients used to have. Why? [more inside]
posted by kristymcj
on Jan 28, 2008 -
Seattle Mefis: Anyone know a top-notch swedish style masseur/eusse? Was just in NY and my friend had me meet him for a few hours at the famous Russian steam baths on E. 10th. I booked a massage, explaining that "I have sciatica problem, and woujld like Swedish style, and someone who will be good working on a specific problem". Well, it was FANTASTIC. She kneaded, pounded, pressed out the most painful point where the sciatica is enflamed, then soothed, stretched out my hands, legs, etc. Wow. It was 30 minutes, but the greatest. She was so thorough in only 30.
Anyone in Seattle? ... hopefully someone highly professional who might even have a hot shower/steam room in their place of business. (I once had massage in Sea. where the man did have his whole basement level fixed up like that.) [more inside]
posted by yazi
on Jan 15, 2008 -