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I admire the smooth formatting's excellently proficient usage of headline levels.--68.96.52.71 (talk) 19:10, 19 May 2011 (UTC)

You speak with much wisdom and I would like to subscribe to your newsletter. Real first name and last initialTalk, talk, talk skim my contributions 19:17, 19 May 2011 (UTC)
This isn't finished. Needs a section on happy ending. Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 19:45, 19 May 2011 (UTC)
see the beginning.--brxbrx-brxbrx 19:56, 19 May 2011 (UTC)

wikify[edit]

anyone capable?--brxbrx-brxbrx 21:40, 19 May 2011 (UTC)

tone of the article[edit]

I feel as though I was perhaps too critical of my chosen profession. Thoughts?--brxbrxbrxbrxbrxbrx-brxbrx 15:51, 20 May 2011 (UTC)

Tone sounds about right to me. Disclaimer: I am a massage junkie and receive a two hour massage weekly, plus some fill-ins when I can afford it. Although some or most massage practitioners also have a pretty high level of woo belief, I find tremendous relief from stiffness, muscle knots, and overall funk from their work. Also some bruising from good sessions. In my experience some of the best therapists are also ones with the most outrageous woo levels. I always go along with the woo 'cause it pisses them off if you dont. Funcrew (talk) 04:04, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Mission[edit]

I know there might possibly be a mission reason for an article on massage, but I'm not seeing it in this version. ħumanUser talk:Human 04:54, 26 May 2011 (UTC)

I think the article is entirely on mission, if only kind of poorly written (it's ok Brxbrx, not everyone is a master writer... I'm certainly not.) There is a lot of massage woo out there. --Eira OMTG! The Goat be Praised. 04:56, 26 May 2011 (UTC)
Man, there are shitloads of articles that are way less on mission than this. It's alt med related. What more do you want? Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 04:58, 26 May 2011 (UTC)
Looks pretty on-mission from here. A couple of drops more snark, a few examples of massage woomeisters and voila! Job done. Real first name and last initialTalk, talk, talk skim my contributions 09:56, 26 May 2011 (UTC)

qi/chi/ki[edit]

There are several correct spellings for this, depending on which region of Asia you are referring to, and which means of transcribing into English you are using. Changing all the "chi's" in this article to "qi's" was dumb because

  1. in the context of acupressure, which is based on traditional chinese medicine, "chi" is the proper phrase. for shiatsu it would be "ki"
  2. Qi redirects to chi. herp derp


--"Shut up, Brx." 03:37, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

  1. I can't speak for acupressure but "qi" is pinyin which is the standardised romanisation system used in most of the modern Chinese world.
  2. Chi now redirect to qi. Burp.
  3. Apostrophes are used in English grammar to denote abbreviations or possession, not plurals.
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the user space talk page (because this one lowers my self-esteem)[edit]

Go for it. ТyTalk. 00:49, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

Funny, needs more substance. ТyTalk. 01:58, 10 March 2011 (UTC)
I'll get around to it. This is just the intro. I pulled out some of my old text books for the rest. Is the style ok for RW?--Brxbrx (talk) 15:10, 10 March 2011 (UTC)
Seems more like ED back when it was funny. But it might work :) ТyTalk. 15:16, 10 March 2011 (UTC)
I love the intro. The use of commas is a little odd in places. Yeah, reads a bit like ED, but the intro does make a good point. Could be worth getting in some of the legitimate uses of massage. Some references would be nice - particularly to show the roots of the snark being dished-out. Concernedresident omg!!! ponies!!! 20:03, 2 April 2011 (UTC)
I put one source in there for now, problem is my refs are all school textbooks from a private trade college: no ISBN--Brxbrx (talk) 20:06, 2 April 2011 (UTC)
I have some books at hand that I can add as references. If you're short on refs, prod me when it's move to mainspace so I can go in and add some. Skeptic's Dictionary and Gardner cover a few areas relevant to this. The intro is definitely one of the most amusing things I've read in a while. Concernedresident omg!!! ponies!!! 20:43, 2 April 2011 (UTC)

Stubby[edit]

A little stubby. Link to bullshit rather than sarcasm. ТyTalk. 19:55, 2 April 2011 (UTC)

it's getting there. I still have plenty to add--Brxbrx (talk) 19:56, 2 April 2011 (UTC)
Alright, looking forward to the finished product. My mother was into accupressure when I was little. ТyTalk. 19:57, 2 April 2011 (UTC)
Ready for mainspace. Let the mob have at 'er. P-Foster (talk) 18:53, 19 May 2011 (UTC)

confusion of types[edit]

I think we have a real issue here, but since Brx is the expert, maybe he should weigh in. Accupresure is not really massage, though it may be used with massage, same with things like Reiki. This article doesn't show clearly that there's massage, and then there's the wooy crap. Sports massage is scientifically proven to help athletes recover in long events (like Tour de France riders), helps with injuries and pain maintenance. Anyone care if it gets changed around?Green mowse.pngGodotThree words: SALON DU CHOCOLAT 03:55, 27 June 2012 (UTC)