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Spa Massage - Get your Money's Worth

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Daniel King

As a massage therapist of over 8 years I can honestly say that not all massages are equal. I know this because I practice what I preach and try to receive a massage once a week. I have worked countless hours in numerous spas and know that the “spa massage” is not always what it says it is.

The trend in many spa menus is to offer a 50 minute massage, which is 10 minutes less than the standard full hour massage. Considering all massage therapists are first trained to give a full hour massage in school, we almost have to retrain ourselves to give a quality 50 minute full body massage.

To understand what you’re getting for your fifty minutes, let me break it down:

The first 20 minutes is given to massage your back. That means 10 minutes of massage dedicated towards each half of your back. Then the massage therapist will spend 5 minutes for the back of your legs and feet. We’re 30 minutes into the massage leaving only 20 minutes left to massage your front.

After we turn you over the front of your legs are massaged quickly - 3 minutes for each one. By now the 50 minutes of your spa massage are vanishing. The massage therapist will move onto your arms and hands massaging them about 3 minutes each.

The massage therapist is left with 8 minutes to work on your shoulders, neck, and face. You can guess that’s not a lot of time to massage some of the more tense parts of your body. The spa massage is quickly over. One problem is there’s no chance at extending the massage once you’re on the massage table. Massage therapists have only 10 minutes for you to get dressed, change the sheets, wash our hands, and pick up our next client.

There are drawbacks to getting a massage in a spa. Time is everything, and the quality of a spa massage does not usually equate the price you pay for it.

After reading this you might decide never to get a spa massage again. But it’s up to you to ensure you’re getting a quality spa massage The big thing is making the most of your time. For starters, get more bang for your buck by getting a 50 minute “deep tissue” massage instead of a simple Swedish massage. A 50 minute deep tissue will give any good massage therapist enough time to really warm up and work out the specific tension in your body. If it’s your neck and shoulders that needs the attention then all 50 minutes will be spent working directly on that area. Trust me, if you want to relieve that chronic pain aching between your shoulder blades go with 50 minutes of direct attention and you will thank me.

But what if you want your whole body touched? Upgrade your time to an 80 minute deep tissue massage. It’s amazing what an extra 30 minutes will do for your body. That’s 50 minutes directed towards a specific area and 30 minutes spread across the rest of your body. You’ll walk away feeling relieved that the pain in your shoulders is gone, and that the rest of your body’s been massaged, too.

Spa massage clients who request the longer and deeper sessions get their money’s worth. And as a massage therapist, when I go to the spa, I request an extended massage.

Daniel King is a Certified and Licensed Massage Therapist with more than 7 years experience in the massage and spa industry. To his credit, he has given over 5,000 massages in his lifetime.


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Michael Phelps recently became the most accomplished swimmer in Olympic history. After his last race he was interviewed about his sporting idols, with this question he explained that he looked up to Michael Jordan essentially because he was the best ever in his sport. There is one problem with Phelps’ statement: Jordan isn’t the best ever.

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But it was Jordan’s all-around game that makes him the best right? Well then wouldn’t that make Oscar Robertson or Magic Johnson, both champions; who both averaged about double the assists and two more rebounds than Jordan per game. Robertson averaged almost as many points per game with four less shots per game.

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"I do think he can be better than Michael," Barkley said. "I thought I would never compare somebody to Michael Jordan. But this guy, LeBron James, he does everything well. Michael did everything well. LeBron James is just bigger, stronger, faster. That's the only difference."

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LeBron is coming off a summer where he won his first NBA Championship with the Miami Heat and won a gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. After many years of falling short in the postseason and the subsequent attacks on his mental strength, the feeling is that these triumphs could be the spark to propel James past Jordan in the "GOAT" conversation.

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"Three years ago when Ken Griffey Jr. returned to Safeco Field with the Cincinnati Reds, I listened to the pre-game ceremony on the radio and damn near teared up. The lengthy standing ovation was well-deserved for the man who helped save baseball in Seattle.

I loved the guy, but I'm not a Junior fan anymore. In the Go 2 Guy's estimation, Griffey is the biggest reason why Don Wakamatsu was fired as the Mariners manager on Monday.at www.griffeys2012usa.com

To recap some of the dysfunctional developments, Junior struggled and slept in the clubhouse and was ultimately benched and got upset because he thought that Wakamatsu planted the whole Sleep-gate story with Larry LaRue, which is completely preposterous. And then he got even madder when Wakamatsu didn't communicate with him for two weeks after his benching or something like that.

I understand Griffey's place in the game, but was he so clueless that he needed Wakamatsu to continually explain why he was benched? Wakamatsu gave him more than enough time to produce, and when it didn't happen, what was the manager supposed to do? Keep putting him in the lineup? Wakamatsu, if I'm not mistaken, was trying to win games, and he couldn't do it with a powerless, sub-.200 designated hitter.

Griffey could have been a reasonably mature adult and hashed out his differences with Wakamatsu and stuck around as a part-time DH and full-time pinch-hitter who still would have wielded considerable clout in the clubhouse.to www.griffeysusaonline.com

But no, Junior had to take his toys and go home. He said he left because he didn't want to be a distraction. Please. He left because he was in a full-on hissy-fit, mistakenly at odds with Wakamatsu.for www.kinggriffeyshoesonline.com

It's interesting to note that Wakamatsu, two years ago, had reservations about signing Griffey because he feared that Griffey's moodiness might be a problem in the clubhouse. Last year, when things were going well, Griffey was a clubhouse enhancer who everyone loved. He was also the congenial conduit between Ichiro and the rest of the team.

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We've barely gotten over the shock of yesterday's events and already, I'm starting to see a worrisome trend of people finger-pointing at Mariners manager Don Wakamatsu. This column won't help matters. And the topic is starting to come up on blogs and chat forums. The idea that Wakamatsu "forced" Griffey out of Seattle and that it's the manager's fault he is gone.

Not true. Wakamatsu had no choice. He's a second-year manager in serious trouble, given the underperformance of his team, the fact that a hitting coach on his staff has already been fired and that his dugout decisions are now being questioned daily by fans and some in the media.

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If a player feels that communication is lacking with his manager, it's up to the player to go to that manager's office and say so. That's the way it works in baseball. Wakamatsu didn't hold a closed door meeting with Rob Johnson to tell him why he was on the bench the first few games that Josh Bard took over. He expected Johnson to know why.

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Yes, Griffey is of a greater stature than Johnson will ever be. But the same rules apply in professional baseball. You produce, you play. If you don't produce, then you can't expect to play once the team has somebody in-hand to take your place.

Of the other 24 guys in the room, only Mike Sweeney is in a position where he's unlikely to still be playing a year from now. No other players on the team are 40 years old yet, like Griffey is.

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Griffey was in a completely different boat. And as I said, he had his chance for the entire month of April and much of May.

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And if he did play Griffey a few times a week, still hoping for him to do something he'd been unable to for much of the past two seasons, he'd be putting his offense at risk when there were better options available.

The situation was crystal clear. And if Griffey had doubts about it, or was concerned he and his manager were not talking, Wakamatsu's door has always been open to any player. That's something Wakamatsu made clear from Day 1 of his tenure. It's not up to him to go to the player and ask whether or not the player thinks there is enough communication between them.

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Wakamatsu has so much more to worry about, starting with the other 24 guys in the room and including his holding on to the job he uses to support his family.

Believe it or not, there is precedent in sport for this type of situation. I saw it while growing up in Montreal in the mid-1980s.

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Back then, Montreal Canadiens icon Guy Lafleur, a hometown hero and every bit as big in his sport as Griffey was to baseball, was on the downside of his career. And at one point, with second-year coach Jacques Lemaire running things, Lafleur could no longer take having his ice time reduced.

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The difference between that story and Griffey's? Well, Lafleur wasn't done yet. He came back four years later to play again for both the New York Rangers and Quebec Nordiques. His talent level when he first retired in 1984 wasn't close to being as diminished as Griffey's was as of yesterday. He just wasn't a superstar anymore and the team didn't think he was good enough to be carried on a playoff-bound club that wound up winning a championship a year later.

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And even then, there was little to no communication between them at the end. But when this happened, Lemaire was still a new coach with job security that was tenuous at-best and had to do what was in the best interests of the team, not one superstar whose luster had faded.

Lemaire went on to become one of the better coaches in the modern era of the game. Lafleur later ended his rift with the Canadiens and all ended well.

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That's not Griffey's fault. And it's really not Wakamatsu's fault that players have not produced what they've proved capable of in the past.

It just is what it is. And Wakamatsu now gets stuck dealing with it.

And so, in a way, must Griffey. He's still driving his car across the country. Was already in Montana by mid-day yesterday, I'm told, but that still left him with many more miles to go before reaching Orlando, Fla. I'm sure, with all that spare time of looking at highway pass in front of him. he'll be doing quite a bit of thinking.

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She may be just shy of her fortieth birthday, but Heather Graham still knows how to turn heads.

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Heather stars as a stripper and a prostitute in The Hangover alongside Bradley Cooper, Mike Tyson, a lion and a chicken.

She plays a single mother mixed up with a bunch of bachelor partygoers who wake up in Las Vegas with no memory of the night before.

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Now this is more like it. In a blockbuster season heavy with mediocrity, it was to be hoped at least one gem would sneak under the radar. And so it’s proved with Todd Phillips’s The Hangover, which is, put plainly, a very funny movie.

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After a stag night of unabashed mayhem in Las Vegas they’ve only gone and lost him. There are just five hours before he’s due to get married back in Los Angeles. Phil advises her there’s very little chance that the -wedding will take place.

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The Hangover’s quality does dip slightly as the events of the previous night slowly unfold, but that’s probably inevitable; even the craziest stuff has a way of becoming less crazy and amusing as it’s explained. Suffice to say, involved in the carnage is an effeminate Far Eastern gangster who’s fond of humiliating oversized gentlemen, a stolen police car, a Taser demo in front of school kids, Jade, a sweet, gentle hooker (Heather Graham, hot as ever) and a bonkers cameo from Mike Tyson. Oh, and a never-explained chicken.

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