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Postby kls » Wed Aug 25, 2004 10:28 pm

[quote="vegmason"]How does Russian Sports Massage compare to Rolfing? I like really deep bodywork. Those fluffy spa massages just don't cut it.


hey--easy there buddy :lol: :wink: as a former (actually i am still certified--or certifiable :wink: )massage therapist, who did do a little spa work, most people going to a spa are looking for relaxation. if that's not what you want, let the person know. you may be pleasantly suprised :D if you have already tried this approach and it didn't work, i am truly sorry :(
one caveat--don't automatically think that if it doesn't hurt it wasn't deep. one of my friends does incredibly deep work on me and i fall asleep everytime! :lol:
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Postby kettlebellnut » Wed Aug 25, 2004 11:02 pm

[quote]Does this make sense?


That was a great explaination. I may try and find someone in my area that does the Russian Sports Massage. I'd like to try it out.


[quote]hey--easy there buddy

No offense intended to either the patrons and most especially the Practitioners. :) I should have said that relaxation massages aren't my preferred type of massage.
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Postby tylerm » Wed Aug 25, 2004 11:23 pm

my favorite types of massages are those with happy endings...



you know, you are happy because your muscles aren't as sore anymore... :wink:
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Postby kls » Thu Aug 26, 2004 1:50 am

[quote="vegmason"][quote]Does this make sense?


That was a great explaination. I may try and find someone in my area that does the Russian Sports Massage. I'd like to try it out.


[quote]hey--easy there buddy

No offense intended to either the patrons and most especially the Practitioners. :) I should have said that relaxation massages aren't my preferred type of massage.
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just teasing--hence the ridiculous number and type of emoticons!! :D
enjoy your massages!
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Postby Pete » Thu Aug 26, 2004 7:32 pm

LY said:

[quote]One massage is equivalent to one work out.


What exactly did you mean by this :?:
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Postby muscle-militia » Tue Aug 31, 2004 5:58 pm

No - but I should! for blood flow and disposal of the waste products ya cant beat it. My legs hurt sooooo bad after legs day, massage does help the nitro-balance…but I never remember? Dumb huh!
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Postby RobertCheeke » Tue Aug 31, 2004 6:51 pm

I am a licensed massage therapist (LMT) and have worked with hundreds of athletes. I highly recommend incorporating massage therapy into your training program. I do Russian Sports Massage, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular, and sports massage like people have been talking about here.

I plan on writing an article about the benefits of massage therapy for my website soon.

I can tell you that ALL of the best bodybuilders in the world use massage therapy.......nearly ALL the best ATHLETES in the world use the same to enhance performance.

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equivalent to a work out because:

Postby loveyourself » Fri Sep 03, 2004 1:04 am

Russian is equivalent to a work out because it does several things such as gorges the muscles with blood, increases metabolism, increases energy, endurance, and stamina. It cleanses the muscles by removing toxins that are stagnant in that area= waste removal or renewal process, which enables an athlete to perform better. On a cellular level it causes muscle contractions.

By following a Russian protocol there are extra benefits that enable an athlete to tone and build muscle. It helps atheletes to lose weight and break up any cellulite.

Russian Sports Massage has been around for a long time. The Russians started using this type of massage on their athletes. A Russian athelete recieves up to 300 massages a year. They were very dominant in many sports for a long period of time. Others found out their secret use of massage and started implementing it into their regime.

It not only mimics a work out. It helps injury recovery times. It helps athletes perform at their very best. It helps to strengthen their muscles so they do not get injured. It helps an athlete be that pound stronger or second faster then their opponent.

Russian Sports Massage is very unique and quite different from other types of massage. You do not recieve the same effects from other types of massage as you do with this modality.

If your an athlete and competing this is deffinitly worth a try. Even if your off season it still has benefits for you overall.
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Postby kettlebellnut » Fri Sep 03, 2004 1:18 am

Hey Keegan,
Do you know any RSM providers in Seattle?
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Postby Pete » Sat Sep 04, 2004 9:29 am

LY said:
[quote]Russian is equivalent to a work out because it does several things...

My opinion is that I seriously doubt that any form of massage is comparable to a workout. Complimentary to, but not on a par with training. That's like saying have a massage 3 times a week & your get into shape no problem. Messages like that confuse people. Massage is purely a recovery tool, & should be treated as such. It's as an aid to your training, not training in itself, there's a huge difference. It should be treated as any other "supplement". First get your training, diet & recovery time sorted, then think about other stuff like food supplements, massage etc. They should be treated as getting that extra few % on top of your training, not as training in itself, that makes no sense.

[quote]...Others found out their secret use of massage and started implementing it into their regime....

& there was me thinking it was their drug taking regime :lol:
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