After my kickboxing session with John Salgado on Thursday, I went back to Wu Lim Qi Gong Master, 179 Grand St (between Baxter St & Centre Market Pl) in Chinatown. Jack worked primarily on my lower back. Wow!!! I know that I’ve been touting self massage with The Stiff Stick Stick Massager and the The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook: Your Self-Treatment Guide for Pain Relief but nothing compares to getting a great Qi Gong massage. There is absolutely no way that I would press that hard or that long on any of the knots and pressure points. So while I grimaced the entire hour, it was so well worth it. I’m hoping to get a couple of more massages after I return from our upcoming trip to Tanzania. 🙂
I was a tad sore from yesterday’s Qi Gong massage but wow! what a difference it made. My lower back is still stiff and my legs need more help but my knees are better and my shoulders are also happier. I will try to get back on Friday.
I am posting the second part to yesterday’s Qi Gong massage video by andrewn2healthplitt. I found these simple steps very relaxing and hope you do too.
I had a pretty good work out session with John Salgado this afternoon. My stamina is awful, however, and my knee has not improved very much at all. After my work out, I went to get a massage at Wu Lim Qi Gong Master, 179 Grand St (between Baxter St & Centre Market Pl) in Chinatown. It had great reviews on Yelp so I thought I’d give it a try. Jack, the masseur, was amazing. I was a bundle of knots so it was a pretty painful session but I’m so glad I went. As Jack said: “No pain, no gain”. So was I frightened? Yes, a little bit…. but I’ve had some fairly lousy massages recently, so I was getting desperate. Clearly, my back and legs still need a lot of work but I have hope that my knees will ultimately benefit from further Qi Gong massages. Woo Hoo!
I have to say that it was gratifying when the masseur said that it was clear I work out. Was he referring to all the knots or that I actually had some muscles? I prefer to think it was the latter.
I am including a video on how to do some facial massages for relaxation by andrewn2healthplitt. I was doing the facial massages as he spoke and thought it was pretty good. Enjoy!