Do also go out to have body massages at massage parlors??

@cyclopz (252)
Sydney, Australia
March 6, 2012 9:53am CST
I have never experienced having a massage in my whole life, maybe thats why i don't quite appreciate having massages at massage parlors and that i'm also not used to being touched by other people. Maybe one reason that i'm not used to being touched by strangers is that i was brought up in a conservative family and my parents never took us to any massage parlors eversince we were still small. Until now i still haven't tried having a massage, it just came to my mind when a fellow housemate of mine was taking about it and that it is already his routine having massages at least once a week and he grew up having it regularly. I might be thinking of trying it someday but i'm not quite sure when since i don't quite think that a massage is something a person really needs but i think its more of a want. What can you say about this? Do you also go out to have body massages? Do you think its more of a want than a need? Thanks for sharing guys.
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@enelym001 (8322)
• Philippines
6 Mar 12
Nope, just like you I never tried to go to any massage center. My brother does it all the time. Most of my friends too. Most of them have asked me to go there and have a massage so I can feel relaxed. But nope I told them I can't because I know that I'll feel ticklish and I am afraid the masseuse will just get annoyed at me if I react every now and then. I am not sure if it is a want or a need. If I do go there I would think it is just a want. But for most of the people I know I guesss they feel it's necessary to go there since they usually complain of feeling back and body pain - I do feel it too but still I really have no plans going there yet. Maybe I might try one day but not for now.
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@cyclopz (252)
• Sydney, Australia
8 Mar 12
I also thought of the same thing, i think it would really feel quite ticklish and i think it would tickle the whole time when the massage is being done. I'm not quite sure if a massage could really take away back pains but i heard from some people that it does. It could be possible that the relaxing feeling could have just made the feeling of pain go away.
@enelym001 (8322)
• Philippines
12 Mar 12
According to some people, yes they feel relaxed and pain are gone too. The pain they've been feeling are the cold that has been stuck at the back... just heard it from a physical therapist friend. And that is what they're trying to remove and once it's gone the pain's gone too. But I have heard of some friend too who felt being beaten after they went to massage parlor... and that is another reason why I don't wanna get a massage.
@jaiho2009 (39182)
• Philippines
6 Mar 12
It's not an issue about being conservative or not. Massage is not a taboo. Massage gives relief after hard days work. Maybe you were only focusing on the bad side or bad report about massage parlors and the likes. I don't go to massage parlor- but have my regular body massage at home with a masseuse (woman who practices massage) Have a good day
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@cyclopz (252)
• Sydney, Australia
8 Mar 12
Maybe it may possibly not be all about being too conservative but it may also be possible that people are just not that open in trying new things like having massages. O yeah, now i remember the word, its masseuse. I was thinking about that word but i find it a little hard spelling, good think i did not use the word massager.haha. Anyways thanks for sharing and happy mylotting. :)
6 Mar 12
It has many benefits but I prefer not to go to any body massages parlor. I just can't imagine myself to be touched by someone I do not know. Like you I haven't tried it even at once in my whole life. This is weird but some people are comfortable doing it but for me I'm not.
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@cyclopz (252)
• Sydney, Australia
8 Mar 12
Same here, i also dont't find it comfortable i'm being massaged by someone i don't even know. But at the same time i also feel quite curious on what people really like about having massages. Some say it feels good because it makes our muscles feels relaxed and it also takes away all out stress. Maybe i'll also try it someday but maybe just not now. :)
@ardoy0731 (7308)
• Philippines
6 Mar 12
Massage really helps a lot to feel better and eased back pains.I never experienced to go into a spa or any massage parlor to have massage but I have massage once in awhile at home with our sister,she know how to do Swedish massage so everyone in the house do have free massage once in awhile when my sister is in the mood.
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@cyclopz (252)
• Sydney, Australia
8 Mar 12
Thats really nice, how i wish i could get a free massage because i think massages really do cost a lot in massage parlors. Although there are already lots of massage parlors competing with each other they still have high prices. Maybe becase it is usually the people who are quite well off who could afford to have a regular massage schedule. I have also heard about the different kinds of massages but i don't have any idea of what they are, i just commonly hear them from people who usually like to have massages in massage parlors.
• United States
8 Mar 12
My daughter is a physical therapist. When she was in her earlier years of school, a couple doctors opening a new physical therapy building asked her to go to massage therapy school so that she could teach the parents to do massages to their children who were hyper active. They felt if they could teach the parents to do this, this could cut out some of the medications they were giving the children. My daughter did massages to finish getting herself through college. Many people, including my daughter now, go to get messages on a regular basis because they are so relaxing. MY daughter has done massages on me and they feel so good that your entire body is so relaxed and rested that you feel like you could just lie there for hours and relax. I'd say for many workers or even moms (who are workers) is is something that is not needed but sure does help. And it would be nice if they all could have a massage when they are worn out and stresssed out. They are great!
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• United States
12 Mar 12
I'm doing great pergammano! The school my daughter attended for massage therapy was an 8 month school. She attended this school after her first two years in physical therapy, then finished the actual physical therapy program after that. She finished school the year they extended the length 4 more years. You have a good one too!
@bostonphil (4459)
• United States
7 Mar 12
Massages are wonderful. I love having a massage. I live next door to a small shopping center. There is a massage parlor almost next door to me and I treat myself to a massage two or three times a year. My birthday is coming so I will be buying myself a massage as a present. I have tried different types of massages. This coming tme, I am thinking that I will request a 90 minute Swedish massage with hand and foot reflexology. I hope that one day you can get over your modesty and experience a massage. They are really good for you.
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• United States
7 Mar 12
I should add that I both want and need a massage. I have some back and leg problems. I tend to be very stressed and sleep poorly. A massage relaxes me and helps with the ache and pains. I feel so much better after a massage. But I also love having one. I want one because I love the feeling of being massaged. I love being touched, even by strangers, as long as the touch is done in the right way.
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@celticeagle (130858)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Mar 12
I have never had a professional massage. It sounds wonderful but I don't have money for such things. I think if I had a real aching body I might try it out. I have found that acupuncture really works and seems amazing.
@champoy186 (1638)
• Philippines
7 Mar 12
I have tried it once only. I was quite nervous because I have to take off my clothes except for my underwear. I was uncomfortable because somebody will touch my body. Nobody had touch my body before. After the massage, I feel so relax. I know there are many benefits that it can give to us. This is also a great way to relieve yourself from stress. This not a need. I guess more of want. Happy mylotting!
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• United States
7 Mar 12
I would love to get body massages, but I just don't have the money for it.
@GardenGerty (143697)
• United States
7 Mar 12
One year, as a gift, my husband paid for a massage at a salon/spa. In my country the term "massage parlor" tends to mean something a bit unscrupulous. Anyway, it took me a long time to be brave enough to use the gift certificate. I enjoyed it and the masseuse made me very comfortable and relaxed. I will go to a chiropractor,which is a doctor that does body manipulation. It is not as "luxurious" as a massage, but it is more useful to me. My chiropractor taught my husband some things that he can do that help me with some painful issues. I like it better.
• Philippines
7 Mar 12
As far as I know, our muscles need massage from time to time. Muscles are made up of a large number of strands that can get disoriented when excessive pressure is applied. Someone needs to re-orient these strands in order for our muscles to function properly. I had some massages before but I don't frequent it, it's costly.
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@Metatronik (6199)
• Pasay, Philippines
6 Mar 12
I just want to ask how come you can relate massages or touching you by strangers for being conservative? Sorry I can't see the point but then what if your body needs medical attention that doctors will really touch you even the sensitive areas? Meaning to say if someone massage your legs then that could be a bad impression for your family because they are conservative? In my case when there are lots of promo, discounts, especially from groupons I really tend to have body massage and it releases my stress.
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@pergammano (7688)
• Canada
6 Mar 12
There are massages in parlours...and there are massages in Clinics by a Registered Massage Therapist! Massage parlours are totally different! A RMT Clinic, in Canada..is someone that has been to school for 4+ years, and has studied the entire musculatar/skeleton system as well as the cirdulatory system. The schoolingis in-depth..and they receive a degree, and Government sanction...and can be prescribed from a Dr. as part of recovery on on-going therapy! My daughter-in-law is an RMT! I have had several perscribed massages...but never a "fly by night" massage! Cheers!
@Mashnn (4502)
12 Mar 12
I do not go out to massage parlours, I usually call them to come to my house. It is not necessary a need since you can do without it but it just a form of relaxation or sort of exercise.
@blue65packer (11830)
• United States
9 Mar 12
I have never gottan a body massage and probaly never will. I could use one and have one done on a regular basis just to relax me! Unforuntely I never seem to have the money to do this! If I could I would go to a chiropractor's office where they have a licensed massege therapist.
@yanzalong (17405)
• Indonesia
7 Mar 12
I seldom have it too. Indeed a massage is important to have a better blood circulation. At least we do it once in three months I think. Ask a male worker to have your body massaged.
@xiaobing (235)
• China
7 Mar 12
I agree with you about that a massage is not something a person really needs. If someone does not feel good, maybe they should work out regularly. I do like sports. I am very healthy now.
• Philippines
7 Mar 12
I think it's alright for one to go to massage parlors and you know, get some relaxation after hard week's work. I go to massage parlors but not regularly like our housemate, only when I really feel tired and think I could use some massage. Massage actually relaxes the body from stress and it improves the quality of sleep. I think it's alright and equally important to pamper yourself once in a while. As for you not having a massage yet, ever, I do understand that you have been brought up by a conservative family, and it's fine. I think now that you've grown up, you have the choice to open yourself to the many pleasures of life, you know, just the right amount, and never excessive. It does require coming out of your comfort-zone, so it means you need to exert effort. If your curious, it wouldn't hurt to try it. It's not bad at all. Remember, you'll never find out how deep the pool is if you just look at it.