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lulu1981

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hi, i am a massage therapy student. i am having to do a project on how massage therapy has helped someone cope with fibro. i would be really greatfull if a few of you would allow me to post your testimony on how massage has helped you i would be really greatfull. thanks for taking the time to read my post.
 

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I personally never liked massages, whatever the purpose may be. Almost all the time, it makes me feel more sick. There was even a time that my blood pressure shot up because of the massage. It just really never works for me.
 

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It really helps me. My neck and shoulders are so painful and tense that I feel like the massage therapists works out the knots that develop back there. I spend most of my day sitting in a chair at a computer. Holding a mouse and typing on a keyboard is not the healthiest thing to be doing over and over for 8 hours a day. I'll probably still see my masseuse until I retire. It really helps me continue working.
 

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Massages honestly have not helped me much...But maybe I'm just not going to the right person. I actually feel pain WHILE the person is massaging me usually, so maybe I'm just not going to the right people. I feel like even if you have a chronic condition or some other type of ailment, that it should not hurt when you are getting a massage. They should be soothing not painful!
 

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Massages honestly have not helped me much...But maybe I'm just not going to the right person. I actually feel pain WHILE the person is massaging me usually, so maybe I'm just not going to the right people. I feel like even if you have a chronic condition or some other type of ailment, that it should not hurt when you are getting a massage. They should be soothing not painful!

Are you getting massages from your hubby or a licensed massage therapist? There is a big difference. Maybe try taking a shower or bath before your massage. That might help loosen you up. Or have the masseuse use oils.
 

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Massage helps me alot, I get a massage at least two times a week, I get big knots in my shoulder blades , and the only thing that helps is a massage, and then I go home and take a long hot shower. I feel like a million dollars!
 

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Massage, no matter how gentle or rough the masseuse is, always hurts me during the massage... but a day or two later - the toxins are flushed out of my system and my body feels great for about 3 weeks (I get them once every 3 weeks).
 

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Massage helps me alot, I get a massage at least two times a week, I get big knots in my shoulder blades , and the only thing that helps is a massage, and then I go home and take a long hot shower. I feel like a million dollars!

That's what I use them for too. My shoulders get so achy from using the mouse and keyboard all day. The masseuse really works out the knots. I think I'd be miserable without my masseuse. I also partake in a hot shower after the massage session.
 

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I've been recently diagnosed with fibro (already knew I had rheumatoid arthritis), but I've been getting massages for years because of pain and tension. I'm still getting them for my shoulders and neck -- like the other pro-massage people in this thread, I spend most of my day at a keyboard -- but my doctor has told me to avoid lower back massage. (His alternative is spending 10 minutes a day each in my local pool's spa and sauna, then walking up and down the pool for a while. It's working out quite well, and pool membership is cheaper than what I was spending on weekly back massages!)
 
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