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.
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 and surroundings (sport hotel village)
Feet in massage - how do it know? [more inside]
Sports massage in the DC area? [more inside]
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]
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]
Reasonable priced spa getaway options in the Southwest (CO, AZ, NM, etc) for a girl's weekend getaway this spring? [more inside]
Do massage therapists normally expose and then rub your butt? [more inside]
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.
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]
What type of massage should I try... if any? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a massage therapist in South Florida? [more inside]
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]
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'.....??
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! :)
I'd appreciate recommendations for places in Colorado Springs that provide fingernail painting and massages. [more inside]
Asking for a friend: How does massage work for people with big bellies? [more inside]
Some questions about getting an erection during a massage [more inside]
(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]
Where in Northern or Central California is a good place to vacation in late April/Early May with swimming pools,
movie stars, hot springs, massage, day hikes and/or B&Bs with vacancies? [more inside]
Do you tip the masseuse? [more inside]
Where can I find the community wellness center in Philadelphia that offers affordable massages? [more inside]
Where should I start - a chiropractor, a sports massage, an orthopedist, acupuncture or what? [more inside]
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]
Do you know a good couples massage place in the upper east side NYC? [more inside]
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]
Looking for an affordable and decent massage chair (or attachment). [more inside]
My shoulders hold all of my stress. What can I do about it? [more inside]
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?
Can you recommend a good sports massage in New York City? [more inside]
Massages and pimples. [more inside]
Help me get a massage in Chicago like the ones I got in China. [more inside]
Is pain after massage normal? [more inside]
My touch lamp has the same vibrating static electricity feeling that my massage clients used to have. Why?
My touch lamp has the same vibrating static electricity feeling that my massage clients used to have. Why? [more inside]
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]
I will be in Tempe for the New Year and my friends and I could all use some R & R - any recommendations on hot springs, mud baths, massage etc. in that area? (Or any other take-it-easy type activity).
Recs for a massage therapist or spa in Little Rock, AR? [more inside]
How to find a good massage therapist in Portland, Oregon? (and what kind of massage would be appropriate?) [more inside]
Pregnancy. Hand-held massager. Problems? My wife is 23 weeks in and having some back pain. I thought maybe one of these might be good... (I know it's not a "real massage" replacement). What I'm particularly interested in hearing is if anyone has "Don't Do It" experience... [more inside]
Looking for deep tissue massage therapist in Melbourne's eastern suburbs [more inside]
How much should I tip (if at all) for a 10-minute massage after running in a race? [more inside]
Anyone know of places that offer massage workshops in the DC/MD area? I've looked around at some of the local massage schools, but they don't seem to offer public classes and I'm not looking to become a licensed or registered massage therapist, just looking to surprise my honey (hence the anonymity).
Good massage therapist in Livermore, California? (If there aren't any, then in San Mateo.) Hellllp. [more inside]
[AdvertisingFilter] I am looking for the most effective way to advertise for a massage therapist living in the DFW area. [more inside]
Does anyone know of a back cushion that heats the entire back rather than just the lower back? [more inside]
[Massage Filter] I remember watching an episode of Lonely Planet / Pilot Guides / Globe Trekker where Ian Wright went to some Arab country (I think either Turkey or Iran) where you go into this bath house and this greased up muscular guy basically does wrestling moves on you to completely give your body a painful but in a good way loosening up. Can I get any info on this?
ISO thai massage in Manhattan [more inside]
Don't laugh - am I right to let my body image issues get in the way of getting a massage? Are there cases where that is a legitimate concern? [more inside]
NYC Sports Massage: Can you recommend someone to help me with my flexibility and soreness, particularly in the hamstrings? I'd love someone who is familiar working with athletes. East Village area preferred. Thanks! [more inside]
Massage DVD recommendations? I checked on Amazon and there's an overwhelming 166 results.