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1. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

It's true, I swear...Don't waste your money on them. You're guaranteed to come out depressed!

2. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

link, please

3. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 11y

I actually find a massages a waste of time and money. I come out feeling sore and ripped to pieces.

However, I've had reflexology a few times and have found that quite amazing. In fact the first time I had it done I felt a bit teary afterwards (but in a happy sort of way). I wonder why that was?

4. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

anything coming from good hands will feel good and with health benefits - doesn't matter what technique used.

For a good therapists, with an understanding of body, try polynesian ma-uri, hawaiian lomi lomi, kahuna or originating in Hawaii holistic pulsing - they are to be easily found in Australia.

Have you tried a new technique from Australia called the Bowen Technique?

you might be positively surpriced

5. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Some folks are just a tad slow on the uptake............

6. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Quoting james

I actually find a massages a waste of time and money. I come out feeling sore and ripped to pieces.

However, I've had reflexology a few times and have found that quite amazing. In fact the first time I had it done I felt a bit teary afterwards (but in a happy sort of way). I wonder why that was?

Reflexology releases tension, which in turn, releases endorphins. Endorphins make you feel better and promote a feeling of euphoria. The same endorphins are released after orgasm - which is why women experience the "happy cry" following great sex. Men do experience that feeling of euphoria, but are less likely to respond with tears.

You're just a sensitive guy, James!!!!!!!!

I love massages and I can't remember ever being depressed following one. I have had ones that were a bit disappointing, but still left feeling wonderful and happy. A well done massage can be as good as sex. It's sensual and intimate without being sexual. (No, I'm not saying it takes the place of, or is better than sex - but can be just as enjoyable.)

Maybe the depression comes from realizing you don't have enough money left for a second one 2 hours later...

7. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

Samsara, not every massage does that, I think so. Else why is this thing originated such a long time ago and getting more and more acceptance nowadays?

However, It's up to the person who does the massage and not everyone is experienced and it depends on individuals form of skin and the theorapy and the after-service-maintenance.

And I thought Samsra you are pretty enough from your words I do feel that.

8. Posted by ali g. (Budding Member 241 posts) 11y

I agree with James, have had a couple of massages where I have come out feeling pummelled to death,felt sore and bruised for days after!And Bowen therapy felt just as bad. Maybe I'm just a sensitive soul.Ha!Ha!Will try those Hawaiin treatments next month while I'm there,tho.

9. Posted by IronChef (Full Member 1076 posts) 11y

Definitely in the person giving it. I've had a couple of massages and they were soooo worth it. It can hurt a little bit when they find the 'knots'. The built up amino lactic acids in your muscles. I have even known people to be sick afterwards from the toxins that are released back into the system but if you go in with the right mindset and are prepared to just relax and go have a nice hot steam bath after ... well, sex is probably still better but again you need the right person.:)

10. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Quoting CupCake

Some folks are just a tad slow on the uptake............

oooooh... you mean THAT kind of massage. I can see how that would be pretty depressing to the vast majority of the population.