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does a deep massage of the neck help?

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by Johnskip, Mar 23, 2017.

  1. Johnskip

    Johnskip Senior Member

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    just wondering??
     
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  2. Invisible Woman

    Invisible Woman Senior Member

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    For me, no.

    I used to do a fair bit of physical activity and had a good massage every month or so before becoming ill. Loved it.

    Since becoming ill, I can't even have the lightest of neck/shoulder/back massages. Literally knocks me off my feet and causes quite a crash.

    I can cope with a lymph drainage massage in the lower limbs though.

    Others seem to have no problem with then though.

    If I were to try it again then I would have a very short, very light massage and if I was ok with that I would slowly build it up. Watch out for use of essential oils too - I find I need them to be a lot more diluted these days.
     
  3. *GG*

    *GG* senior member

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    Love it, just cannot afford it, and have not found many willing people to massage me, even though they love my massages :(

    GG
     
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  4. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem All Good Things Must Come to an End

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    I'm with *GG*. When I could afford them, I loved them. I do not know that they helped my ME. I think lymphatic drainage might have, but I only had it once.
     
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  5. Hilary

    Hilary Senior Member

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    I also love massage but have to be very careful as massage of the upper back especially can make me feel extremely unwell - that horrible dragging, achey toxic feeling. As long as it's very light and I'm not already in a dip, I can get away with it and find it very relaxing.

    I did have Perrin treatment for a long time which made me worse initially but then seemed to help quite a bit.
     
  6. Dechi

    Dechi Senior Member

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    I do fine with more gentle massages. Last time I went for a massage, I had been having a migraine for 2 weeks and after the treatment it was gone. The lady had massaged my head and it did me tremendous good.
     
  7. mhrps

    mhrps

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    My skin is oversensitive. I rarely touch my neck by myself.
     

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