Saturday, July 13

If Your First Massage...

As you know there are no many misleading advertisements in news papers these days who are offering so called special massage or Bangkok style massage are not licensed massage therapists (LMTs), they are mostly offering sex services & are always under the suspicious eyes of authorities. Such places are raided very often.

Some first time youngsters get excited with these advertisements & visit licensed massage therapists (LMTs) in regular day spas which are legitimate businesses offering health services through professional Masseurs. The mistake they do it by asking Erotic massages or happy ending. Sometime these people have to go through lot of embarrassment.

Erotic Massage is sort of the red-headed, stepchild of the massage industry.

So I'm going to take this moment to explain to you guys out there the basics of therapeutic massage so no one makes that horrible mistake. So put your pants back on and pay attention, OK?

For purposes of this lesson, I will refer to therapeutic massage providers as "day spas" and erotic massage providers as "massage parlors." In an earlier post I described how to tell the difference between a massage parlor and a day spa - so just flip that info around. Now you're looking for businesses that use LMTs. Some parlors like to keep one around to help look legitimate.

Massage Types
When you go for your first therapeutic massage, it may go under a number of names including:

Deep Tissue

Each one has it's own special techniques. I'll go over them quickly so you know what to expect from each. For example, "sports" massage is the hardest form (and by hard I mean pressure, and nothing else you perv). It involves employing a lot of pressure using the hands, fingers, palms, and in some cases elbows and forearms. It also requires a lot of knowledge about anatomy since the LMT has to know how to deal specifically with sports injuries.

"Shiatsu" is the second hardest form. Basically it's intense pressure applied with the fingers, palms and thumbs, with emphasis on certain pressure points on the body

"Swedish" is what most people associate with therapeutic massage. It's more of a gentle style with lots of caressing and rubbing

"Reiki" It's supposed to be about manipulating the energy fields of the body.

Now "deep tissue" and "relaxing" aren't massage types, they are styles. Deep tissue uses the hard techniques of sports and shiatsu, while relaxing uses the softer caressing techniques of swedish. I will tell you right now that 90% of the LMT's out there give only a relaxing massage with a little deep tissue thrown in. This is because most customers don't know the difference and/or don't care. So when you make your appointment, don't expect the harder forms of shiatsu or sports unless you actually request it.

My personal style is mostly relaxing with deep tissue thrown in if the customer needs it. I'll even do sports by request  But when I'm feeling lazy, in a hurry, or I just find you annoying - you'll get a relaxing only.

Massage Etiquette
OK, now you know what to ask for before you start, so let's go over what to expect in the room. The first thing your masseuse is gonna do is ask you to get "comfortable." This means to strip down to underwear and then slip underneath the sheet (or towel). For you shy types out there - don't worry. If you go commando, the masseuse will ALWAYS keep you discretely covered. In fact, some masseuses will always keep you under a sheet and only uncover the parts of the body as they're worked.

Massages always start with you on your stomach. A basic massage will include the neck, shoulders, upper and lower back, thighs and calves. A full-body massage will also include the upper arms and feet.

When the back is finished, the masseuse will then ask you to flip over. This is a perfectly normal part of the massage and is not an indication that you are about to get jerked off. Let me repeat this for those of you who are slow learners... Being asked to flip over is NOT the same as offering a happy ending! Full-body will add the lower arms, hands, torso, lower legs and in some cases the head and face.

Speaking of enchiladas, I know some of you are wondering at this point, "I can't get my front massaged - I'll get a woody!" To you I say... Do you really think you're the first guy on the planet to sport wood during a normal massage? They actually teach us how to deal with this in massage school. We just throw an extra towel over you to hide it. That's it. End of crisis.

Now just because you didn't get a happy ending doesn't mean you shouldn't tip.

How To Ask A Masseuse For A HAPPY ENDING
For those of you who are still puzzling over the age-old question "How do I ask a masseuse for a happy ending?" - there is a simple answer.

The answer is "Never." You NEVER ask a masseuse for a happy ending for two reasons. First, if you're in a massage parlor it is understood that you're getting one. Second, if you're in a day spa, then you just committed what's known in legal circles as "solicitation."

Sunday, April 7

Why Massage by a Female is more popular than by Male?

The massage profession is a female dominated profession!   

The problem is that no one wants to get a massage from men!  People may have issues of past abuse that often involve men.  Men are afraid to get a massage from men thinking it will be something more than that or that it will mean they are gay!  Touch has such a way of bringing up the past. It also has a way of reminding us who we are and male massage therapists will have many challenges to overcome but they can also be a bigger part of a real healing movement to share safe touch and heal the wounds of traumatic touch. I bet no one really told you if you are a guy that there would be so many challenges of being male in the massage profession.  But truth is Men in the massage profession are both nurturing and highly skilled. The problem is there are some bad elements everywhere who give bad name to the profession & to the massage professional. But this is definitely very high skilled professionals. And one you are known for your skills in this field there is not looking back.

Saturday, March 24

Beach Massage at Phuket

After having had a fascinating dive in the Andaman Sea or after a night dancing in one of Patong's discos, a relaxing massage done by the soft hands of Thai girls will help to refresh and revive you. Thai traditional massage is one of the most famous recreational activities in Thailand (this should not be confused with Full Body Massage, offered in specialized massage parlors like Christins in Patong Beach).
Practiced for centuries and passed down verbally from one generation to the next, from teacher to student or from parent to child, traditional Thai massage has a long history.
The roots of this way of therapeutically healing and recreation go back to India. Jivaka Komabhacca, a doctor friend and contemporary of Buddha, is believed to be the founder of this practice over 2.500 years ago. The heavy Indian influence on the southeast Asian cultures including Thailand and the Malay peninsula, helped spread the knowledge about massage rapidly throughout the region. Ancient Chinese medical techniques, brought in by a large number of immigrants, had further influence on Thai massage.
At the time that Thai culture came to full flower under the kings of Ayutthaya, a large collection of medical texts about Thai massage and its techniques existed. But with the Burmese invasion of 1776, leading to the destruction of the capital, most of these scriptures were lost forever. What was left was carved in the Wat Poh in Bangkok in 1832 by order of King Rama III, who wanted to preserve this great tradition.
According to these inscriptions, the theoretical basis of Thai massage are energy lines, of which the major ten are called "Sen". Important acupressure points are located on these lines which run through the body and working on them will help to remove blockages of energy flow.
Therapeutic massage for treatment of specific conditions and diseases is also practiced in Thailand, but only by a small number of skilled practitioners. For a good experience of popular Thai massage, a massage girl from one of the many massage parlors all over Phuket or even one of the beach girls offering a massage for a few Baht will suffice

Thai Massage in Phuket - Its for Body..its for Soul

Thai massage is an equivalent form of yoga. It involves stretching and deep massage. It is normally performed on a mattress on the floor, and the client wears comfortable clothes provided by the massage parlor. The massager use their hands and forearms to apply firm pressure to your body. They may also use their elbows, knees and feet. The original Thai massage included having the masseuse walk on the subject’s back, as well as pulling fingers, toes and even hair. Although these techniques are mostly practiced on locals these days, as foreigners find them a bit scary. Unlike western massage techniques that use a ’squeezing’ motion on the flesh, Thai massage is composed of movements that apply pressure on different points of the body and the masseuse manipulates the client’s body into different positions to stretch the muscles.

Ancient Thai Massage: You’ll still find that sometimes the masseuse may be a little too strong for your taste, so if it’s your first time just ask her to be more gentle.
A good Thai massage results in lowered stress levels, relief of tension and stiffness in muscles and joints, and improvements in energy levels and blood circulation. In short, it makes you feel really, really good !

Most traditional local Thai massage places are simple affairs without much attention paid to fancy decor. You’ll find them in shop-houses near the beaches or in many hotels and resorts in Phuket. A typical massage session lasts about two hours and costs 300-500 baht. A foot massage session is about 40-50 minutes and costs 400-500 baht.

A massage at any of the five-star hotels is naturally more expensive – the price can be triple this, or even more. On the beach, the fee for a massage and foot massage is around 300 baht an hour.

Enough with the talking . Let the video talk itself, Traditional Thai Massage video clip

Going for a Thai Massage? If it is your first time to go for a Thai massage here are few tips for you

Avoid eating a heavy meal beforehand
Let the masseuse know your complete health history, in case you have pre-existing conditions for which massage is not recommended (see below)
Similarly tell the masseuse if you have bad back or painful knees or maybe if it’s your first Thai massage and ask them to be gentle. You want to go out with relaxed and peaceful body, not a painful one because of the wrong level of massage Just say ‘mai nak’ which means ‘not heavy’ in Thai
If the massage shop allows you to choose masseuse yourself, it may be easy to fall for the young attractive masseuse but bear in mind the older ladies are more experienced and generally give the best massages!
Tipping is also recommended, a reasonable tip anywhere from 20baht upwards can make a big difference for the masseuse. Its also particularly useful if you plan on making a return visit as they are likely to give you a better massage for next time
Traditionally Thai massage uses no oil, but nowadays you will find that many places offer oil massages too, catering for foreigners liking of a soft and relaxing oil massage
While you are being massaged, try to relax as much as possible and work with your breathing so it synchronized with the rhythm of the massage
Always drink a glass of water just after your massage is completed (most shops should offer this automatically). The act of massage releases toxins in your body, and these should be washed through internally too, drinking water helps this process

So based on these great effects, Thai Massage is suggested for most people. But Thai massage is not recommended for people with; infectious skin diseases, open wounds, pregnancy, post surgery , post chemotherapy ,radiation and also massages should not be done directly over bruises, inflamed skin, unhealed wounds, tumors, abdominal hernia, or areas of recent fractures.

Many people who regularly have Thai massages find that their body becomes more relaxed, energetic and flexible . They also find Thai massage can reduce stress, improve blood circulation and centers the mind and body.

Sunday, March 18

Yevgeniya’s Russian Day Spa at Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs’ Best Day Spa
Geta a true spa experience at The Russian Day Spa.

Day Spa, Medspa, gift certificate recipients and beauty salon goers alike in Colorado Springs come back year after year to the at home, friendly, luxurious atmosphere Yevgeniya’s Russian Day Spa provides.

From therapeutic, deep muscle work to a pampering, stress-relieving aromatherapy, They have all differenct kind of exotic massages for you.

Couples Massage lesson $149 (90 mins)
During this unique experience, both of you will receive a Tension Relief massage from the therapist and your partner as well as learning and practicing massage techniques.

Massage for two $157 ($20 off!)
Share together, either a Therapeutic or Hot Stones, side by side. Appointment only.

Secret “Law of Attraction” Massage $179 (70 mins)
Treat your body and mind at the same time with our exclusive guided visualization massage. This deluxe massage melts away your stress while at the same time we help you achieve a better life. Chose from: Stress Release, Positive Image, Wealth Attraction & more.

4 Heavenly Hands $147 (50 mins)
Double the massage in the same time. Experience total body relaxation. Appointment only.

Nicoli’s Stress Relief Treatment BEST SELLER $99/125/145 (50/70/90 mins)
The ultimate relief for upper body tension.

Sleeping Beauty Massage $87/109/129 (50/70/90 mins)
For those in need, this vacation will pamper and relax you with a full body massage along with an foots dream massage utilizing essential oil blends.

Athlete’s Massage $87/109/129 (50/70/90 mins)
A deeper workout of a massage, this massage will work out your kinks and then some. Use the extra half hour on the feet alone, or over the whole body.

Golfers Massage $97/119/139 (50/70/90 mins)
80 minutes of muscle tension relief especially designed for those problem golf areas.

Hot-Stones Massage $87/109/129 (50/70/90 mins)
This massage is the ultimate in relaxation. Hot stones are used to create a unique heated treatment that enhances the traditional massage.

Tsar’s Massage $97/119/139 (50/70/90 mins)
This AMAZING massage focuses on the Tsar’s preffered areas, the back and feet.

Lavender Fields Massage $97/119/139 (50/70/90 mins)
A swedish style massage featuring the benefits of Lavender aromatherapy utilizing essential oils to melt your troubles away.

Peter The Great’s Steam Massage $99/129/149 (50/70/90 mins)
Soothing stream to help with aches and pains.

Athlete’s Massage $87/109/129 (50/70/90 mins)
This therapeutic massage targets your areas in need and may use a massage lotion to heats up sore muscles. It’s ideal for people with back or shoulder pain, headaches, and other health problems.

Tension Relief Massage $59 (35 mins)
Treat yourself to 35 minutes of upper body relief along with a foot massage.

Relaxation Massage $49 (25 mins)
Ideal for stress relief, this half-body massage is for your head, neck, shoulders, arms and back.

Foots Dream Massage $49 (25 mins)
This half-hour Therapeutic workout for your feet will make them feel revitalized and happy.

Address & Contact details
Yevgeniya’s Russian Day Spa & Skin Clinic
3604-A Hartsel Dr.
Colorado Springs CO 80920