Since Ottawa doesn’t have “special” massage parlours, we had to let our pals over at Engadget do the dirty work. Columnist Peter (can we call you Pete?) Rojas forked over $60 to a “wellness center” so he could review that much-talked-about “BlackBerry Massage”. What’s the verdict? No big deal, it seems.
Well, it wasn’t bad at all, but it didn’t seem all that different or special than any other massage focusing primarily on the hands and arms — it was just clever marketing to rebrand it as a “BlackBerry massage”.
Afterwards I did feel a lot better — whatever pain I’d been having in my wrists and thumbs was gone (and hasn’t come back) — but I wouldn’t necessarily recommend going out of your way to get a BlackBerry massage. If you’re seeking some serious relief from thumboard-induced pain, you could just as easily ask any massage therapist to give your hands and arms some love (you know what I mean!).
Thanks for putting yourself through this for the sake of the community, Pete.