Posted 8/15/2007 8:44 AM (GMT -7)
I am very lucky in this aspect. I get monthly massages that help my Fibro and Lupus (and Crohn's). My aunt is a massage therapist and she does my massages for the family rate of $30/hour. I have had wonderful sucess with the kind of massage called "myofacial release massage" it has done wonders for the severe muscle spasms I get with Lupus.
I don't ever get my abdomen massaged at all, my aunt said that it is a "no-no" for anyone with IBD.
My hubby also bought me one of those "****su massage chair pads" for xmas and I LOVE it. It is wonderful to put on a chair and sit for hours.
I have had accupuncture treatments that were very sucessful. Unfortunately since my insurance got changed and the dr. moved her office I stopped going, but it did relieve the exhaustion, joint pain and muscle pain that I have with both Lupus and Crohn's.