Thanks to Aaron Farb for the review below on Beth Jones’ massage services!
Many of us have been lucky enough to experience short massages or quick wound workout sessions from Beth Jones before or after races or at any other Spahten gathering. After multiple days spent working on FIT Challenge, I managed to pull something in my hip and wasn’t sure I would be able to complete a wave if I ever had a moment to go out for one. Thanks to a quick tuneup by Beth, I made my lap mostly pain free and felt good for the next few weeks, but the irritation soon returned, so I called Beth to set up a full work thru.
I have NEVER had a full massage – Beth’s quick treatment is the only massage therapy I’ve ever used – stretching, ice and foam rollers have always worked for me, until now. I visited Beth at FitCon in Gardner – looks like quite the nice gym, think I’ll have to take advantage of Paul’s buddy pass sometime:) A quick paperwork fill out and Beth got to work on me. I don’t know if this is normal practice, but she was definitely careful to make sure she asked what the rest of my day was when choosing lotions to use – didn’t want me going to work feeling greasy. Hop on the (heated!) table and starting up top, working down. As anyone who’s chatted with her knows, Beth is easy to talk to, which in my opinion is pretty important to a massage therapist, would rather be able to chat than awkward silence for an hour.
The big areas where I felt major differences – shoulders – didn’t think I carried that much stress there, but definitely looser after. Hip flexor was sore for a day, but much improved a few days later, not 100%, but much improved, and what I have always seen as IT band issues, seems to be more of an outer quad issue, so something I can work on more than tendon rubbing – always good news here!
Since Beth knows what idiotic things we do to our bodies over weekends, she knows what we frequently need work on without having to explain – somehow, I don’t think most massage therapists would quite understand our bruises and race season knees and know where to concentrate, let alone having to explain what we do for fun!
So, much improved feeling after, ran 2 races this weekend and was much improved on feeling stretched and loose to start – almost didn’t feel like I even needed a stretch!
And then the best part – Spahten discount! 1 hour session $50, which, as I said, I’m not someone to know massage rates, but everyone I asked said its a GREAT rate.
Beth is a great recovery tool that I’m very happy I finally took advantage of – we all need to make sure to do the same!
Rating: 5 star (amazing)