Arcee wrote:Hi Lace -
About a year ago, during what I know know was an MS attack but at the time did not, I went for a massage in the hope that it would relax me and help alleviate some of the weird sensations I was having. The massage actually made me feel worse. In retrospect, I think it was because the lesion on my neck was being pushed.
I have not had a massage since, but I also have not had any problems with muscles since then. I can see how massage would help in those situations. I'm wondering if people limit the massage to their limbs or if, as long as they are not experiencing "active" lesions, they go ahead with a massage on their spine and neck (where all my massages pre-MS always started off).
Usually you will feel worse after a deep tissue massage d/t the nature of this particular type of massage. This massage goes DEEP and manually disturbs substances that may be built up in our body. This is not the type of massage one would normally find relaxing. I DO at times but I have been at it for a while with the DTmassage.
A stress relieving massage will not alleviate any of the weird sensations we have b/c that is the nature of our disease. Some patients can not have massage therapy b/c of it being painful to have anything touch them b/c of burning sensation for example.
I still have the annoying sxs but find them just not as intense as they can be and I am addicted to the positive benefits I am having after making it through the worst part I HOPE of my DTmassage therapy.