I recently bought a groupon at a local spa that has jade massage tables. Because I get regular massages, I thought this might be interesting to try as an “in-between” to regular massages, or, if it was awesome, as a replacement for “real” human massages occasionally.
I’ve had two jade massages. Here’s how it goes:
- Sign in with receptionist
- Get music set up (they had an MP3 player there with headphones, but this second time, I used my phone)
- Lay on bed fully clothed
- Receptionist puts sheets on you, leg beanbags (weighted bags on your shins), and gives you an eye beanbag, and starts massage
- The two groups of jade rollers move up and down your legs and back for 50 minutes.
Here’s my feedback on the jade massage table experience:
- It was a lot harder to relax and not be bored during the jade massage for some reason. Maybe because it was the same movement the entire time.
- It does help with workout soreness: I had 2nd day DOMS and it helped greatly and almost eliminated the soreness and tightness in my shoulders, traps, and buttocks.
- The price is much more affordable than most human massages
- It’s on your back only– so if you are sore in your quads, it won’t help.
Overall, I would recommend the jade roller massage table for those who want to get a massage but don’t want to or can’t afford a human one.
It’s a good “in-between” for me, but when my groupon passes are up, I will likely only buy a session when I’m extremely sore or need an extra massage that month due to stress, workouts, or traveling.