I have noticed a few lumps in my body. They feel like just a small “lump” under the skin in my muscle. I have one on my leg and one just below my left lat on my back. They get sore to the touch sometimes and the one on my back is kind of aching right now.
I can press on them and rub them and the soreness somewhat goes away for a little bit…
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Sounds like a trigger point or a stress point to this former massage therapist. A good soft tissue specialist could really help.
Massage therapists with credentials in myofacsial release, neuromuscular therapy, Hellerwork, Rolfing or deep tissue massage would all be good choices. ART gets rave reviews from several denizens of T-Nation, as well.
If your lumps are trigger points, a Swedish massage is more likely to exacerbate your discomfort than aid recovery, so I wouldn’t recommend that kind of hands-on work right now.