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    Anyone else get them on the regular? I don't nearly as much as I want or should, but I have found that they can make a world of difference with recovery and just general health.

    We have a girl that comes to the house every so often and is absolutely amazing. She can tell me imbalances with my lifts by where my tight spots and knots are and what likely caused it. So now I know that I favor my left side and probably point my left knee out a little too much when I come out of the hole on squats.
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    One every two weeks! Love them for recovery... I know a masseuse and I get a 30 minute massage for $20 every 2 weeks on my rest day. Its glorious.
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    Massages and Dry Needling FTW!!!

    I swear by em and I wont be stopping them anytime soon
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    My sports clinic has a masseuse I might start using. They can let her know exactly where to focus, which would be amazing. $50 per half hr not covered by insurance, I can see it getting pricey if I'm tempted to go often.

    So far I've been getting regular TENS unit stim + Graston Technique done, and it's been great. Graston tools are ultra painful but work wonders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMovement View Post
    Dry Needling FTW!!!
    You can get something done that's very similar (TPI - trigger point injections), but instead of just the needle into the trigger point, they inject a bit of local anesthetic or saline, and may include a corticosteroid. For big knots / extreme tightness. I've yet to try it out but I know someone who swears by them, especially in the groin area/hips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gutterpump View Post
    You can get something done that's very similar (TPI - trigger point injections), but instead of just the needle into the trigger point, they inject a bit of local anesthetic or saline, and may include a corticosteroid. For big knots / extreme tightness. I've yet to try it out but I know someone who swears by them, especially in the groin area/hips.
    Very Interesting, I need to look into these for more info. Shame Im betting each state has a different set of policies governing this.
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    You're right, each state does. But the only limitations are that certain states won't allow physical therapists to penetrate the skin, but certain doctors are able to do the procedure instead.
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    Massage is a universal cure. I love it for numerous reasons, including those of relaxation, faster recovery, immunity and even improved mood. It's a pity I can't take them on the regular basis, but having a course at least every two-three months absolutely makes a lot of sense to me.
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    Yup massages, chiropractic adjustments and my lacrosse ball lol. Keeps me in somewhat working order
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    i love massages but i don't go as often as i should but over the last 3 weeks i've been getting my injuried trap muscle massaged 3 times a week at physical therapy
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    Doesn't that defeat the purpose however by injecting anesthetic or saline? By covering the pain up?

    I would assume its better to fix the problem than to mask the pain...

    I hear a lot about ART/MAT but it seems like some expensive method... I know the standard is Deep Tissue Massage, Acupuncture, Chiropractor then the intermediate is such like Dry Needling, Hot Needling...

    I'd like to hear more from you guys


    Quote Originally Posted by Gutterpump View Post
    You can get something done that's very similar (TPI - trigger point injections), but instead of just the needle into the trigger point, they inject a bit of local anesthetic or saline, and may include a corticosteroid. For big knots / extreme tightness. I've yet to try it out but I know someone who swears by them, especially in the groin area/hips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sina View Post
    Doesn't that defeat the purpose however by injecting anesthetic or saline? By covering the pain up?

    I would assume its better to fix the problem than to mask the pain...

    I hear a lot about ART/MAT but it seems like some expensive method... I know the standard is Deep Tissue Massage, Acupuncture, Chiropractor then the intermediate is such like Dry Needling, Hot Needling...

    I'd like to hear more from you guys
    From what I'm told, trigger point injections release the tension. They basically use needles to relax the seized muscle by injecting anesthetic + saline while simultaneously massaging the area with the needle, moving it around in circles slightly. Maybe the anaesthetic is to cover up pain while they move the needle around, I'm not sure how it works or the science behind it. I could be describing it wrong, but it's not intended to cover up pain, it releases trigger points
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    I am not a massage expert... But how does TENS unit compare to ordinary deep tissue or something similar?

    Thanks
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    A TENS unit is very effective at releasing stubborn tension. I have a minor unrepaired SLAP tear in my right shoulder. If I overdo something in the gym, my left trap seizes up near the AC joint. It's excruciating for weeks if I don't do anything about it - and massage normally doesn't even begin to help, but a TENS unit does a great job at releasing it.
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    Try an accupressure mat (Zensfu) between massages...pretty awesome. I also do foam rollers and even have an inversion table which is great after doing squats or deads to lengthen the spine after I compress the heck out of it.

    Nothing beats a killer massage though.
  

  
 

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