PSA – Don’t give up your URL

A couple of bloggers have left the ‘hood lately and abandon their blogs. Bob of Haiku Thursday (Ourmarathonblog a.k.a Running Destination) is an example. He must have deleted his blog or something. The URL he left behind has been hijacked by a spammer (something about drugs from Canada).

I don’t know what the alternative is if you decide that blogging is taking over your life and you need out but don’t just abandon. The spammers thrive on that. I don’t know how they do it but they do and who wants to be part of that road to hell? Not me!

Speaking of me – I tried running again last night and it did not go well. The hammy cried ‘NO!” in no uncertain (and very painful) terms. I iced. I elevated. I went swimming today but mostly pulled. I have an appointment at a sports clinic tomorrow where they will probably tell me I need a deep tissue massage or 5. Anyone have any opinions about the benefits of deep tissue massage? I’m all ears. I’m also sort of skeptical.

Here’s why. If you have some sort of tear, what good can massage do? I can see massage making a huge difference if your muscles are in a state of tetnus or rigor or something but if you are torn or internally bruised wouldn’t the massage make it worse. My real issue is that the receptionist was trying to book the massage before I even had a consult. That strikes me as daft. Does the mechanic schedule you for a new head gasket before he’s looked at your car? No.

Anyhow- if you know something about deep tissue massage please tell me about it.
TIA!

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15 Responses to PSA – Don’t give up your URL

  1. bold says:

    it’s deep, and, it’s into the tissue, and it doesn’t have a happy ending.

    no need to thank me, i’m here to help.

  2. Jessica says:

    My old roommate is a deep tissue massage therapist – I’ll have to consult her.

  3. shelley says:

    Consult your Dr. first..the thing about deep tissue massage is that its a great idea so that you DON’T get injured!!! I try to get a massage often..i’ve been bad lately though..most years, I get one during training season every other week. Well, hope all heals well and quickly for you!

  4. momo says:

    for imfl, i got a dt massage every other week. i am notoriously bad about stretching, so it made all the difference in the world for tight and sore muscles. i don’t know about having a dt massage on a muscle pull, though. it seems to me that it could irritate an already irritated area.

    hammies are hard to rehab. i’d say you need to keep doing the things you’re doing, ice, rest, elevation, advil. let us know what the doc’s office says.

  5. momo says:

    for imfl, i got a dt massage every other week. i am notoriously bad about stretching, so it made all the difference in the world for tight and sore muscles. i don’t know about having a dt massage on a muscle pull, though. it seems to me that it could irritate an already irritated area.

    hammies are hard to rehab. i’d say you need to keep doing the things you’re doing, ice, rest, elevation, advil. let us know what the doc’s office says.

  6. I was struck with hamstring pain right as I was hitting my 20 mile runs in marathon training last year. Going to my massage therapist every other week for the rest of marathon training managed to keep the hamstring injury at bay. But I think it really depends on what sort of injury it is. For me, my hamstring injury was related to tightness in my a$$, so having the massage therapist dig her elbow into my pirioformus helped loosen everything up back there actually allowed me to run pain free for a while. She stayed away from massaging the actual hamstring muscle (in a rough manner).

    That being said, eventually it caught up with me and even massage didn’t help (fortunately I hit that point after the marathon!). I am now going on a year with this injury, even after some time off!

  7. Chris says:

    I don’t know much about it, but I wouldn’t think that it would be good on a torn muscle? It seems to me that really the only thing that would be good for a torn muscle would be rest.

  8. Joie says:

    Having tight hamstrings myself I’d say do have the massage but tell your person what’s going on there before they start.
    They can read your mucles and don’t want to make things worse.
    Everything is connected after all and this might be where an overuse or imbalance issue is showing up.
    Massage?
    Well, if it ain’t deep it ain’t going to help much.
    But that’s just my expierence with it.

  9. jeanne says:

    i would never start with DTM prior to diagnosis. it can definitely make things worse if you have any kind of serious damage. So, see doctor first.

    (btw, you’re updates are not showing on bloglines!)

  10. fe-lady says:

    Maybe not too deep, but some massage to get the blood flwoing to the damaged tissue can sure help!
    Good luck with your appointment! (You had still better show for WF!)

  11. fe-lady says:

    Maybe not too deep, but some massage to get the blood flowing to the damaged tissue can sure help!
    Good luck with your appointment! (You had still better show for WF!)

  12. susie says:

    Weird about Bob’s blog…..too bad….
    Use your head about the DTM. I’ve heard varying stories of success.

  13. trimama says:

    One benefit to the masssage is that they can help relax the other muscles that are tightening, eg glute, psoas, etc that also contribute to the hammy pain. I would definitely find out what is going on before too much more training-pain is a good indicator to stop. Hope it heals up fast!

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