Well, the Sport Massage place was a joke. I've been getting massage, either sports or for relaxation, in this large metro area for 30+ years. This was a new place, mostly because it's closer to me. Website and all materials made it sound very professional, treats several pro teams in the area, etc.
Walked in to the reception area (down a flight of stairs, bad for a knee issue) and was immediately overwhelmed by an air freshener or something? scent. Was sitting there with my sweat jacket held over my nose/mouth when the massage therapist came out.
She proceeded to indignantly and self-righteously inform me that they massaged "PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES" (her emphasis) and they BURNED essential oils because Professional Athletes had sweat that smelled and it was all they could do.
Who sweats during a massage? Generally professional massage therapists ask you to shower before you come. Even if sweat is present, healthy sweat doesn't smell (unless it's on stuff and starts growing microbes and who-knows-what). Sweat can be CLEANED with common products, like bleach and other sterilizing agents, it's not REQUIRED to COVER the smell with obnoxious burning oils.
Thankful she offered that they couldn't help me, as even the reception area didn't look all that clean and tidy.
Next up, PT Tuesday with someone I've used before. Meanwhile, icing 3x daily and rest and seems to be getting better. Will try the elliptical Monday, as I've read it's used to rehab runner's with knee injuries.
PS. And really creepy, an hour later she texted saying ALL the massage professionals she talked with burned oils and that I should try an online site that sends people to your home. Like I want a stranger to touch me while I'm naked in my home???!!
Post Edited (Lynnwood) : 1/4/2020 2:47:40 PM (GMT-7)