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January 17, 2007



Sigh. (That's a happy sigh from me, too.)

Regarding your shoulder dilemma, I think you should ask the massage therapist. They're trained to know these things. And if they don't, I'd consider asking your brother for a certificate to go somewhere else next time.

Incidentally, I tried eating lots of those frozen peas for me pulled muscle, and it didn't work for me, either.

- Badum tish -


I don't know about anyone else, but you made me laugh.

And yeah, I never thought about just asking the therapist. That's why I'm me and you're you.


Hello son -- well, I've had a back problem and a shoulder problem for so so so long. The back doesn't bother me much nowadays, but sometimes the shoulder gets me. The last time it was really bad I went to a woman in Nottingham who was Indian (and probably still is), and she just gave me this one hour whole body massage that completely relaxed everything.... yeah, everything. Which sounds naff, but when I went to her in the evening I could barely move, I went home and went to bed, and the next morning I was fine... my shoulder was fixed, and I felt relaxed and healthy, too, which was a bit of a surprise. It's to do with relaxing your muscles. When your shoulder goes, the rest of your back and body tenses up to compensate, and it's shit.

But I have no idea what my advice is.

T.J. Hooker

Martin, when you say it was a whole body massage, does that mean it was in some sort of brothel? Mind you, it can't have been a very good brothel if it really did relax everything.


Deep tissue all over?
The whole back, neck and shoulder area is extremely interconnected - you may find your arm/s affected too. So a problem originating in one area will 'refer' to others. So Martin's advice is worth considering on that + Dads always know best. It may take more than one treatment. Work on your posture.
[ From 1 who knows ]


You are correct drD.

I used to have this thing where my right arm would only move upwards to a point (maybe just a touch below horizontal), whereupon it would start to feel as if somebody was stabbing me in the arm. It was brilliant. Don't get it anymore though, more's the pity.

Blue Witch

I'd ask for advice from the therpaist too, as already suggested. No massage will do any harm, but I'd say that Reiki was a better answer long-term.

Physical pain is often a symptom of unblanced energies within your body. Many people in blogland will attest to how efficaceous Reiki is, and a few may even admit to bhaving been incredibly sceptical before they went too :) Ask about for good practitioners though - personal referrals for any kind of alternative therapy are alwyas best.

Once Reiki sorted out all my aches and pains, I've found that swimming as often as possible *really* makes a difference in keeping them under control.

michael jones

I really like acupuncture and i believe in its benefits! I like that post and i completely agree with you!

Cara Fletcher

For my 20th birthday some of my friends gave me a masage therapy voucher and this was one of the greatest presents I've ever received.Now I can't live without massage.

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