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Old 01-26-2013, 02:14 PM   #11
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Re: New-Family Doctor thinks I have MS

I dont think its conflicting data, so much as a conflicting term. To massage a leg with spasticity, is completely different, from giving a body massage, where the neck, spine and sometimes head are manipulated...to rub out a cramp, is one thing, but to do deep tissue massage is quite another.

Jayhawk brings up an important point- there is no such thing as being "licensed" for MS massage; there are massage therapists who have knowledge of neurological issues- but the ones I have met, will not do a massage on a full body, but rather only work on the appendage which is tight, or cramping- and even then, only lightly- without pressure and never with deep tissue. Massage in general can backfire, and all massage therapists I have ever known in a reputable salon/ spa or even chain massage store, have a liability clause which needs to be signed.

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