Massage Therapy and Fitness

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by Andrew Warford, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. Andrew Warford

    Andrew Warford New Member

    Hi all,
    I am a 23 years old and I conscious about my fitness. I just need to know whether massage therapy massage therapy (Link Deleted) has any role in maintaining fitness. Does anyone here had ever tried massage therapy as a part of their fitness program? Kindly share your experiences.
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  2. aaradia

    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter

    Welcome to MAP. :) Mod Note: A discussion about massage therapy is fine. However the link to the massage therapy business has been deleted- as well as the one in your signature. If you wish to advertise, contact Mitch or Simon for advertising rates.

    A link in your signature is allowed, but only once you have a posting history here that shows you are an active participant here.

  3. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    The research highlighting the benefits of manual therapy (including soft tissue massage) is substantial; there is however paucity of evidence supporting the proposed mechanisms that elicit benefits.

    Active individuals (especially martial artists) will probably find it useful to receive even occasional manual therapy treatments, if only for the preventative factor.
  4. Morik

    Morik Well-Known Member Supporter MAP 2017 Gold Award

    I partake in a two types of massage therapy work:
    - anywhere from ~once a week to ~once every 2 months I get a 60-90 minute full body massage. Frequency depends on how much time I have and how my body is doing overall. I tend to carry a few minor injuries most of the time (minor muscle pulls/strains generally), and getting them worked on does seem to help me recover faster.

    - specific therapeutic massage (different than most general massage techniques, these go very deep into the muscle compared with traditional massage, even deeper massage techniques like ashiatsu) by therapists who are skilled at finding the root of muscle issues, or determining whether something isn't a muscle issue. This is somewhat expensive. However, they are an order of magnitude beyond what I get from the highly skilled regular masseuses I use. I go here for persistent problems that aren't healing fast enough for me (or not seeming to heal at all).

    I've found massage helpful for maintaining my body & recovering faster from injuries.
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  5. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool Spes mea in nihil Deus MAP 2017 Moi Award

    When I Google your name and massage, I get news stories about "parlors" being raided, ranked above your own site.
    Just a Heads up!
  6. JustinCottril

    JustinCottril New Member

    Tell your massage therapist about any alternative practice you use. Explain to them properly on what you have done to in maintaining your fitness. This will help them to ensure coordinates and safe care
  7. CamToolin

    CamToolin New Member

    It can be fitness program but it will be nice to have exercise too. :)

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