I got a massage today, and came back with a bruise.
I can’t tell if the ones I’ve been getting are any good.
1) I get rubbed on the butt (specific pressure points) and the pain feels like someone punched me when I’m being touched
2) Anytime my legs (quads, hamstrings), get rubbed, the pain comes from masseuse squeezing hard
Most of these massages are performed by Thai ladies or East Asian ladies, and are mostly Hot Stone or Swedish, nothing crazy like deep tissue. The pain is not typically burning/tingling, it’s feels like being smashed on a pressure point.
If I were to ask for less pressure, it would just be a person gently rubbing on me. I pay good money to get work done on my bod, darnit!
Is this normal to feel this level of pain?
Also: any referrals to good massage therapists around SF/Bay Area? Strong hands but also relaxing?
- Facebook kenbomoreI also used to think you had to get your money's worth in terms of pressure.
I snapped out of it when I realized that I'd never order a steak well done to maximize cooking time per dollar.
- Medtronic / EngSnakeDrDon’t go to Asian Massage Parlors, they really just try to get you horny so they can up charge you...unless that’s your goal.
I for one need deep tissue with a woman with strong hands, but is sounds like you more like the Swedish massage technique, and definitely stay away from pressure point massages.
Any decent Massuese should be able to adjust the pressure for you.