Anyone try Massage Envy or just regular massage in general?

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Statgeek
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   Posted 1/10/2010 1:28 AM (GMT -7)   
It is a place where you can join for a monthly fee and get a massage every month.  The fee is $60.  I tried the introductory massage and it was ok.  I think monthly massages might be helpful.  No one has ever been able to work the knots out of my neck and shoulders and I don't know if a montly massage would work.  I had my last massage on January 2.  She didn't get out all of the knots and I am already in more knots.  Plus, I am not sure if the price is really that much better than using my health insurance for a discount. 
 
I got a massage chair pad and it gave me invisible bruises that lasted for days.
 
Sue
 
 

grumpydogze76
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   Posted 1/10/2010 3:34 AM (GMT -7)   
hello sue.........john here..........im not sayin i am the worst fibro case out there cuz i dont know......but i know if someone was to massage me i would be in so much more pain that it wouldnt be worth it......just having my wife gently caress my back sometimes hurts me.....and i dont know what i am sayin right now.....so i guess what i am sayin is massage isnt the answer for me....but if they work for you sometimes if you live anywhere near a school that teaches massage therapy you can be a guinea pig for free or very cheap......as always i hope your days are less painful and your nights are full of sweet dreams



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Marlee2
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   Posted 1/10/2010 7:30 AM (GMT -7)   
You need to find a massage therapist trained in fibro and myofacial pain syndrome or you can end up in worse shape. I have had massages by many different people and found I need someone with a light touch. Even with a light touch she can't work on too many knots at a time or I get sick from all the toxins released in my system for days after, even drinking lots of water to try to flush them out. It's like everything else with fibro you have to go slow and easy.
 
I was going about once a month but then got busy and haven't been for a long time so I really need one. I go to a place connected to our hos. that is like a rehab center.
 
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Sherrine
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   Posted 1/10/2010 7:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Sue, I've been getting a monthly massage for over two years and love it and it really has helped my fibro.  BUT you do need a massage therapist that knows what they are doing with fibro patients and know how to give a gentle massage.  A deep tissue massage would kill me.
 
Here is a link to a wonderful site to find a good therapist.  My therapist is on here.  These people not only are licensed but they have to continue their education in order to be affiliated with this site.  My massage therapist takes classes every year and can literally do any type of massage you want.  She is fantastic.  Here is the link.  You will be able to find someone in your area.  You will also see what this association requires of their members. 
 
 
Lastly, $60 for a one hour massage is quite expensive.  My MT charges $50 and if you buy a six month package, which I do, she charges $225 for the six months.  That works out to $37.50 for a one hour massage by a true professional.  I hope this helps you.
 
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Nanners
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   Posted 1/10/2010 9:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Ok guys don't hate me, but I get a massage somewhere on my body almost everynight. I don't think I would do as well as I do if my beloved husband didn't massage some part of me every night. It really helps to relax me and help me to sleep. I know, I know, I am really blessed with a wonderful husband. And no I won't share:) LOL
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Statgeek
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   Posted 1/10/2010 12:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Then I do not think my massage therapist was trained in myofascial pain syndrome. Her comment about the knots in my neck "everybody has them; some can be gotten rid of and some can't; yes, you can get rid of them. She contradicted herself. Also, I am inclined to believe that if everybody had these same knots in their necks, then there would not be anything called myofascial pain syndrome - they would be every day aches and pains. This is much much different from every day aches and pains.

I tried a massage at the airport and the guy hurt me so badly that I was in a flare for days. He did notice something badly wrong with my neck and shoulders, but he didn't know what to do about it.

I will try some of the links. Thanks.
Sue

Marlee2
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   Posted 1/10/2010 12:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Guess I missed the price Sue. With dr referral mine is $30.00 for an hour. If you can't find one in Sherrine's link ask your doc  if they know of a rehab center that does massages as part of therapy.
 
If a massage therapist doesn't know what fibro and MPS is run for your life.
 
Gail, my DH gives me a massage most nights too before I go to sleep. He massages my shoulders and back, I know not the same but we are old. devil
 
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RedDiane
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   Posted 1/10/2010 4:36 PM (GMT -7)   
My MT charges me $50 for an hour and that is with a discount. Her regular price is $75. But I wouldn't change for anything. After a massage is the only time in years that I don't feel pain. As soon as I get up and leave the pain starts to come back, hands first. I don't have MPS, though, and I get a deep tissue massage. I guess I'm the only one. Diane
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Nanners
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   Posted 1/10/2010 5:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Marlee I guess you and I are the really lucky Fibro ladies. My husband is so understanding of my pain and hates to see me suffer, so he always calls me his spoiled girl, and goes on massaging:) I guess we really are spoiled, huh???

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lakatos
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   Posted 2/15/2010 9:53 AM (GMT -7)   
I get a massage every Sunday.  I have been to many massage therapists but have found a massage school close by that is very inexpensive (compared to a salon therapist).  This week I had the student focus solely on my back and gluts for the entire hour.  I was in intense pain for the whole weekend and left there 50% better!  I highly recommend massage just make sure you are not getting any type of DEEP TISSUE - you will suffer dearly later even though it hurts so good when you are getting it. 
 
 

daisyj
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   Posted 2/15/2010 10:38 AM (GMT -7)   
At my old job, I used to work a day over just so I could get a massage every week. At this job, we cant do that.
Make sure the massage therapist knows you have Fibro/pain and tell them you want a very gentle massage.

merrygirl
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   Posted 2/15/2010 10:57 AM (GMT -7)   
anyone hear of the graston technique? I will be trying that soon
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MsBunky
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   Posted 2/15/2010 11:02 AM (GMT -7)   
I am going for a gentle massage once every two weeks....my girlfriend is a RMT, and knows me well enough that she can provide the exact amount of pressure to help without hurting. I have excellent coverage thru my work too, to get the costs reimbursed. I wish I could afford to go weekly, but it's just not feasible right now.

The one thing I do for myself is a lot of hot Epsom salt baths, with meditation music playing and low lights. I'm small enough that I can almost lay completely flat in the bathtub, so it's hugely relaxing for me. I've even been known to fall asleep in there, much to my husband's fear of me drowning!

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Marlee2
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   Posted 2/15/2010 1:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm a little late in answering this Nanners but yes, I am a spoiled wife, even our sons think so. But you know it has taught them how to treat their wives and the DILs should thank their FIL for that. Oldest son won't even let his wife open and shut her car doors when they go somewhere together, I'm not that spoiled.
 
I make sure I tell and show my DH quite often how much he is appreciated.
 
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