Anyone used massage for fm relief?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by moaningmum, Mar 17, 2007.

  1. moaningmum

    moaningmum New Member

    Just wondering if anyone has had any benefits from massage

    I have found that if a tender point on my shoulder blade is worked on, it can relieve painful numbness in the arm on that side. I have been especially interested as I am training as a massage therapist myself, and have heard lots about soft tissue release, and connective tissue manipulation.

  2. 139864

    139864 New Member

    I have just finished my eighth session of acupuncture ,but what I thought was the most beneficial to me was the massage to my neck, back & arms at the end of the session
    stay WELL
    Brenda uk
  3. bettydroop

    bettydroop New Member

    I think all you have to do is put the massage term in the search box and you will find lots of stuff!
    Good luck!
  4. Daisys

    Daisys Member

    Massage gives me pain relief for a couple of days afterward, and I believe going regularly helps keep the basic level of achiness down.

    The same goes for acupuncture. If my insurance or personal finances, allowed it, I would go to both every week.

  5. Denamay

    Denamay New Member

    Over the years my husband has learned to give me the best massages.

    On occasion I have had professional massages that have helped and other times they have caused me a great deal of pain.

    I am wondering about the liver massage that Jaminhealth mentioned, that sounds very interesting.

    Jaminhealth could you fill us in a little about your method?

    Wishing you all the very best, Denamay
  6. moaningmum

    moaningmum New Member

    Thanks for the response so far

    I just wish I could massage my own back, but i just cant get the pressure right, even using tools.

    i will be very keen to work with fm clients when i qualify, and aim to take more specialised training to help me.

    moaningmum
  7. Shalala

    Shalala New Member

    BUT I cannot afford it.
  8. YES my at PT my therapist gives me a massage along with other treatment and OMG it helps so much. When I don't go I take a tennis ball and put it between me and the wall and it really helps, just move so it rolls around and hits the spots that hurt.
  9. crdmkr2004

    crdmkr2004 New Member

    I see a massage therapist twice a week for 45 minutes each time and sometimes an hour. She works my whole body and if its my sciatica thats the worst she spends more time there but when I first started there it was my pelvic muscles and now I have no problems at all with them. She went away for a week once and I thought I was going to die before she got back, believe me Massage therapy works wonders.
    Sandy