A girl needs a massage

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@rianna
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   Posted 4/21/2010 4:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Good morning! I was wondering if any of you gals have had any luck with soaking in hot baths, jacuzzis or massages? I can soak but when I get out I am in so much pain I nearly fall into the tub again. I don't dare do anything else. Then when I get up the nerve to get a massage I pay $40 plus tip for something that, no matter how light, feels like torture but I know will help in the end. So I'm stuck with my heat pack. I do swear by the thing because you can get the one with the strap and strap it on for your lower back or shoulders and work or play. Just might look funny. It's called thermipaq and it's at target. Otherwise girls I'm stuck with that and good sense of humor and the humor ain't winnin' so much these days. Sorry I've been watching "I love Lucy."
Other occupations: heartburn fighter, migraine massage therapist, fibromyalgia trainer, sinus plummer, allergic vet, weather girl and jar pickles loosener.

Translation: I have heartburn, IBS, fibromyalgia, migraine-like headaches, sinus issues, allergies to cigarette smoke, perfume and animals, sensitive to weather-body heat issues and possible RA in hands, wrists and feet.


Irish Babe
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   Posted 4/21/2010 6:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Good morning, Arianna. I'm sorry the sense of humor isn't enough to help you right now. I enjoyed your humor, tho. There is a lot to be said for 'Lucy'!
 
I'm not much help in the soaking and massage area. The last time I tried to take a bath, I fell back into the tub and hurt myself, landing on my rear but hit my ribs and inside of my arm before I landed. I take showers, somewhat safer for me. yeah I have never had a professional massage. My DH is usually the one to rub my back. He does it to help me and then feels bad because I'm not ALL Better. I wish it were that easy. I had to go to PT a couple of yrs ago, the exercises I did for my shoulder were rough (I still do them at home), but at the end the PT would massage my shoulder. I did not find it pleasant, they kept hearing my shoulder pop and crack and said 'that sounds painful'. It was!
 
I love my heating pad, but I like the sound of the one you spoke of, the thermipaq? May I ask how much you pd for it? I hate having to stay put when I need to move around.
 
We want to take our tub out and replace it w/ a shower. It is getting harder and harder for my DH and I to 'climb' into the tub.
 
Hope you have a good day and that the sun is shining for you.
 
God bless.  Alice.

getting by
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   Posted 4/21/2010 7:41 AM (GMT -7)   
That thermapaq sounds great. We don't have a target, but I wonder if Walgreens sells them. I will have to check.

I hope that you feel better today. I know pain is no fun. I am having my share of it today. Cloudy and I think it is going to rain.

Take care my friend.

Hugs, Karen...

PS Hi to Alice!
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Irish Babe
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   Posted 4/21/2010 8:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Karen, hi right back to you. Sorry you're having a rough day, the weather can be murder on the body.
 
Just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your kindness. I often stop into the Depression forum and you are always so generous w/ your time, good suggestions and most of all your kindness. I know your words have hepled many ppl, thank you for being you!
 
Hope you feel better very soon. You are a good lady!
 
God bless.  Alice.

@rianna
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   Posted 4/22/2010 12:01 AM (GMT -7)   
IrishBabe, the thermipaq was bought by my husbamd so I'm thinking its under $20??  If you put it in the micro (its clay in plastic with a soft cover) folded over for 45 seconds its a bit easier to handle than the recommended low of 1 minute because that just scolds. 
Then you just strap it on and work around the house. I think there are different ones that are more specific for certain areas but my husband got me the shoulder one because they were giving me the most trouble at the time.
 
I just thought I'd ask because some of the tricks I learned on here have been very good for me.  But I think I like my semi-fear of the hot baths and massages better than actually doing it.
Other occupations: heartburn fighter, migraine massage therapist, fibromyalgia trainer, sinus plummer, allergic vet, weather girl and jar pickles loosener.

Translation: I have heartburn, IBS, fibromyalgia, migraine-like headaches, sinus issues, allergies to cigarette smoke, perfume and animals, sensitive to weather-body heat issues and possible RA in hands, wrists and feet.


Cpdwife15
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   Posted 4/22/2010 4:53 AM (GMT -7)   
PS MassageEnvy.com , I just was seeing a sign yesterday in our area! 35dollars for 1 hour. :)

GSDgirl
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   Posted 4/22/2010 11:55 AM (GMT -7)   
We have / had a hot tub until the blizzard of 2010 had the power out for 8 days and it froze shakehead    Good news is that homeowners is replacing it  with a better one.  about 5 years ago I had a deep tissue massage and it was great, I am afraid to now.  I really like the bed buddy that goes around the neck as that is where most of my pain is.
Denise from Pittsburgh, Pa
 ***diagnosis: high blood pressure, gastritis, fibromyalgia, hepatitis (SVR),  disc problems in neck, depression, anxiety & stress
 ***meds: metroplol 25mg, zoloft 150mg, gabapentin 300mg 3x a day zocor , (soma, fioronal, tramadol, as needed).
 ***other supps: calcium, vit D 2,000-4,000 per, milk thistle, vit C &E, acidopholos (sp?),  
CO-Q 10,  flax or fish oil, ginsing, magnesium, B complex,
 


RedDiane
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   Posted 4/22/2010 12:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I like Jacuzzi baths, but they are too hard to get out of. I get a massage every two weeks and it is the only thing that takes away my pain. Unfortunately the pain comes back as soon as I do something. I get deep tissue massage, but most people on the forum get lighter massages. Hope this helps. Diane
Fibromyalgia since 1984, Sjogren's, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Auto-immune eczema, GERD, osteoarthritis, IBS, RLS, sleep apnea


kathydownunder
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   Posted 4/23/2010 9:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I love my HOT bath and stay there as long as I can, I am lucky here we have someeone who goes into houses of those with a disabitity and will put in stainless steel rails. I have one in my bath to help me get out if I didn't have that I could not have a bath. My body is too sore to let anyone give me a massage I have tried even when I am pain free it justr results in me crying with pain, so I give that as miss.


Kathy

Jeannie143
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   Posted 4/24/2010 10:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I had professional massages for an entire year until my therapist got fibro... Now I have a massage chair thingie that is made by ... um... the guys that make the fan free air filter... @#$%^ FOG! Anyway, it's got shiatsu and roller massage along with heat if you want it and it's GREAT! Helps a lot when I'm all knotted up.
~ Jeannie
Moderator for Fibromyalgia and Diabetes


Jeannie143
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   Posted 4/24/2010 10:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Sharper Image! That's the chair massage company! (I remembered! YAY!)
~ Jeannie
Moderator for Fibromyalgia and Diabetes

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