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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Sports Massage With A Happy Ending

Yesterday I went in for a complete massage to get my body back in riding shape. I have usually done my own massage, but this time I was ready for some professional help.

I was referred to a massage therapist named Lin Rong-han who had been treating my neighbor, a triathlete with a torn ACL. I figured I had nothing to lose and walked into the clinic in an alley off Mei Tsuen Rd. by the Blockbuster Video. There was nothing fancy and something alarmingly low key about this place, but I was committed to getting things put back in shape.

My masseuse quickly found my injuries and muscle problems. She worked on my IT bands and brutalized my hips. Each injury, both old and new, were pushed and knuckled into submission. She was not afraid to introduce me to new types of pain... and for a quality massage... that is a good thing.

I was told I have a higher tolerance for pain than most people, which I thought was pretty ok as a cyclist, but the masseuse was not as thrilled as it means I am more apt to over exert myself.

In the end, I felt better than I have in a long time. I was loose and my body was humming with a warm buzz. My leg was also in fine shape. I hope to go in for a few more treatments and then a monthly maintenance massage.

If you are looking for some body work check it out.

I am very happy with the result.

漢生堂/Han Sheng Tang
Mr. Lin Rong-han
No. 35, Alley 236 Mei Tsuen (Mei cun) Rd. Sec-1
Taichung City, West Dist.
Tel: 04-23016413
Full Body: NTD700/hr


Great stuff from the weekend races.

The heir to the Ferrero Rocher confectioners fortune has died while cycling in South Africa. You may recognize the Ferrero Rocher chocolates as a staple 7-11 quality gift in Taiwan. I have a special spot in my heart for the company, which sells products for which I am deathly allergic... and always seem to arrive on my desk as "gifts" or veiled threats. Authorities speculate that Pietro Ferrero, a cycling enthusiast, may have suffered a fatal heart attack while he was riding. Sad.


  1. Thanks! Hard to find a good one here!

  2. Is that covered under the National Health?