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Got really tense shoulders at the moment for some reason, need a massage but all the massage places, call outs down here are really knocking shops.
How does one go about getting a massage without looking like an old, desperate pervert??
5th Sep 2005, 21:38
By looking like a young, suave one.
5th Sep 2005, 21:39
Try here..... (http://www.massage-exchange.co.uk/)
Conan the Librarian
5th Sep 2005, 22:27
I am off to the Osteopath on Wednesday... Trapped nerve between shoulders is making Pprune a very uncomfortable habit at present.... Will let you know if they pull any bones on Wednesday evening. Volunteers before Wed, please apply NOWWWWW!!!!!
5th Sep 2005, 22:47
. . . . . where in all states may be found capable hands, that for a modest fee will press and push every accessible muscle and ligament till you are fairly floating and able to hop in the sim. and do it all with consummate ease. . . and somedays feel an extraordinary amount of loving kindness towards all mankind. . . even those you'd not like to ever meet. . . sundry in-laws, too.
. . .. or that's what the pamphlet says.
5th Sep 2005, 22:54
Do be careful that it is not a ‘frozen shoulder’. Search this on the medical forum.
It is vital that you do not have this very specific malaise manipulated by an ordinary physio.
6th Sep 2005, 05:07
There's a nice Indian barber shop near our house that does a haircut and 'neck twister' (those who've had an Indian haircut know what I mean) for three dollars (US$1.75) or the haircut and full-body workout for six. I never knew the soles of my feet looked like that, but I'm ever so glad he could put my legs back the same way he found them. The 'rubber man' treatment is possibly too rough for a trapped nerve so the Malay "Urut Tradisi" is probably more in order - but that's twenty dollars.
7th Sep 2005, 05:10
thai massages are great , had one a few weeks ago on the beach in phuket - heaven:ok:
looking for a personal masseuse now, swedish would be appreciated ! :E
7th Sep 2005, 07:29
There must be somewhere respectable, even in Brighton. Very careful scrutiny of Yellow Pages is the obvious start, but I can imagine the problem there: "Excuse me, I'd like a massage - are you a knocking shop?"
If all else fails, try a physiotherapod. First appointment is more expensive, as they make lengthy notes about your medical history. In addition, they should be well placed to give you the names of some legitimate masseurs.
7th Sep 2005, 07:47
Heard a story from our cultural Attache Sir Les Patterson a while ago. He was waiting in a cubicle of a Chiropodist in Hong Kong, and due to a translation error was not wearing any clothes when the Chiropodist arrived. "That's not a foot," she screamed.
"No, but its 11 and a half inches, so get to work!":eek:
7th Sep 2005, 08:56
Try some of the local gyms, or better still, if there are any martial arts clubs around you, drop up when they're training and ask - most of these people are involved in sports massages and/or injuries, it's how they make their main bucks. There's a jungle drum system around football clubs, gyms, etc, that works on recommendation by word of mouth, and I'll bet you'll be spoilt for choice if you try a couple of them.
Conan the Librarian
7th Sep 2005, 16:56
Returned a few hours ago from the village Health Centre, where 3 Osteopaths are working rearranging bones - in this case mine!
The girl that turned me over was brilliant and although of petite, no - slight build, managed to transmit more energy through her thumbs than I can believe. Going to take a few weeks to fix me, but boy oh boy, do I feel better right now.
7th Sep 2005, 17:32
"How does one go about getting a massage without looking like an old, desperate pervert??"
And just what exactly is wrong with that?:)
BRL old fella,
give your partner a teach yourself massage book, or failing that, get a partner who already has the skills. I think they teach it in Scandanavian nursery schools :-)
BTW, little and often is the key.