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Deep Tissue Massages vs physio

(7 Posts)
NuggetofPurestGreen Tue 22-Oct-13 20:26:59

Hi all,

I have really really tense shoulders, back and neck muscles, all knotted up, not painful or anything just aware of them (presumably stress related, I'm a big ball of anxiety). Also I was at the dentist recently and was complaining about headaches and stiff jaws and he said the jaw muscles were all tense - he suggested getting a massage or physio.

So wise mumsnetters, do you think I should go to a massage place (not that type!) and look for a deep tissue massage or go to a physiotherapist or a sports therapist type place? Don't really know where to start, don't want to go to a random massage clinic and end up with just a backrub that doesn't do anything helpful. Any thoughts appreciated...

CMOTDibbler Tue 22-Oct-13 20:32:00

I've been to a physio who did massage and acupuncture as well as stretches etc, and I really liked her integrated approach

impatienttobemummy Tue 22-Oct-13 20:33:46

You need a physio that uses deep tissue work. Sports physio is good for this

NuggetofPurestGreen Tue 22-Oct-13 20:37:00

Thanks guys, I'd a feeling physio might be the way to go. A lot of the massage places are doing deals at the moment so probably a bit cheaper but was concerned it'd be a bit airy fairy. I wasn't sure about sports physio as not injured or anything (and not related to sport) but i'll see if I can get a recommendation for somewhere.

PaddyMac76 Tue 22-Oct-13 20:48:11

Try Reiki, but get some recommendations, you need to find a good practitioner.
Reiki is superb for stress relief, I guarantee it
(Love the slackbladder name smile )

impatienttobemummy Tue 22-Oct-13 21:03:14

I'm not into sport but sports physio has done wonders for my back! After having as much deep tissue work as I have I can't have massage at a spa for example as its never hard enough for me! Even when I say 'go for it' grin
Give a few a call and discuss your needs and see who sounds like they could help... Or try and have a free assessment.
I now see an osteopath but how they work can be really variable so I'd still say sports physio is the way to go

NuggetofPurestGreen Tue 22-Oct-13 21:10:36

Great thanks impatient have seen a couple of guys local to me recommended on another forum so I'll give them a shout. Hopefully they can do something useful. Presume would need multiple sessions so I better start saving! smile

Paddy I don't even know what Reiki is but I will look into it! Also considering yoga and acupuncture. And yes I love Lord Percy Percy grin

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