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Old 02-20-2006, 07:03 PM   #1
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Question vaginal massage

Well, I have hit the end of the road in therapies I believe. A DO told me to go to a PT that specialises in occuptaional therapy. He seems to believe that massages the floor of the pelvis, through the vagina, will release the muscles. I am not too keen on this but I have to try everything that they offer, right? What if I was a guy?

Has ANYONE here ever had this done and did it work?????? I am freaked out by it. I was also told that they do ESI shots in the trigger points in your vagina. This sounds pretty quirky to me.

 
Old 02-20-2006, 07:23 PM   #2
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Re: vaginal massage

Why do you think you have to try everything they suggest? You should be in control of your body at all times, and with your experience, I'm surprised you're considering it. Yes, it does sound a bit quirky, and I repeat your question: What if you were a guy???????? I hope you find relief, but I wouldn't put any trust in this method.

 
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Old 02-21-2006, 12:09 AM   #3
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Re: vaginal massage

My word indeed!! I am a guy and though I know there are those of you out there that have had more done to them for the relief of pain and muscle spasms than myself I have still undergone my share of processes and that (vaginal massages) takes the cake. I would be very suspicious of this recommended treatment. It is your body and you should have a say so in what you are comfortable with in your treatment. That just sounds too far fetched. I guess if they wanted to try the same sort of technique on me they would want to do it via my behind??!! Not in this lifetime. I'd be doing a lot of searching and asking a lot of questions...but that's just me.

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Old 02-21-2006, 05:29 AM   #4
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Re: vaginal massage

This is actually a legitimate procedure and was described in the medical reference on trigger points first published over twenty years ago. For men the treatment is done through the rectum.

You may simply prefer that your doctor refer you to a female pt.

 
Old 02-21-2006, 10:40 AM   #5
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Re: vaginal massage

Hi, I am sure that I have read about this on a post a couple of months ago.I have read that other therapists have recommended it. If it works, let us know!
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Old 02-21-2006, 02:49 PM   #6
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Re: vaginal massage

What surprises me is that if it works for guys rectally, then why do it vaginally for women? (I mean, if it's so great rectally, then why not treat all pts that way?) Just a thought...

But I did have to laugh when I read the post title. Thanks!

I thought this was going to be a post about home treatment and couples therapy!!

 
Old 02-21-2006, 03:03 PM   #7
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Re: vaginal massage

Some of the muscles are more effectively examined vaginally than rectally and vice versa. So the guys are actually at a disadvantage.

 
Old 02-21-2006, 05:28 PM   #8
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Re: vaginal massage

Caken,

I am willing to try anything to stop the pain and if it includes going into the vagina and finding the trigger points that are in there, and it is legitimate, then I have to give it a try, don't I? What if it works? I was so hoping to find someone here who has had it done, or suggested done and it worked for them.

I have been told by several doctors that the trigger points exist and that some people do find relief in having them massaged or having ESI's stuck into them, but unless I hear it from an actual patient, I am ***really* leary of this. As a side point, if it is muscular and being caused by a structural problem, wouldn't the fix just be temporary like acupunture?

I am very uncomfortable with this, but if this is what it takes, then I have to consider it. I was told that if there was an active trigger point in there, I would feel it, but I don't feel anything like they say I should feel.


 
Old 02-21-2006, 05:35 PM   #9
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Re: vaginal massage

[QUOTE=moonlight]... if it is muscular and being caused by a structural problem, wouldn't the fix just be temporary ...[/QUOTE]

Absolutely correct. The protocol is to first identify and correct perpetuating factors. The trigger point work is the last step of the process.

 
Old 02-22-2006, 02:58 PM   #10
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Re: vaginal massage

Moonlight,

You sure got my curiosity up. I Googled this subject several different ways (just waiting for all the spam and junk to hit my computer now-LOL) and can't find a thing. Got lots of advice on sex, labor and delivery, and massage for back pain, though.

Seriously, I couldn't do it. I like to have had a stroke when the neuro pulled my underpants aside to check my sence of feeling close to my a-hole the other day.

Tell you what, if you go through with it, I'd sure be curious if it helps...still don't think I could do it though...unless we were both single and he was real goooood lookin with lots of money...LOL

No really, if you do, I hope it works for you and relieves your pain.

Houston

 
Old 02-22-2006, 05:10 PM   #11
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Re: vaginal massage

I am very confused. They are wanting to do vaginal message for back pain? Sounds like a pervert to me. I've never in my life heard something like this. You sure this person suggesting this is not a quack trying to get your pants? I've just never heard of such a thing!

 
Old 02-22-2006, 05:24 PM   #12
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Re: vaginal massage

I chickened out on it today, but I am going to go through with it on Friday. It is legit. I let the Occupational Therapist manipulate my pelvis and sacrum today and actually felt the release of some trigger points, so I am going to go ahead with this. The OT also told me that the tail bone must be manipulated through the anus, but I will pass on that one.

There are trigger points in the vagina that release the pelvic floor muscles. If this works, then I am one happy camper. If not, then, at least I tried. I have to try everything before I can get relief, I believe.

If I can find any information on it, I will try to cut and paste it for you.

 
Old 02-22-2006, 08:46 PM   #13
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Re: vaginal massage

I'm glad you got some help today. Keep us posted on Friday and good luck.

 
Old 02-24-2006, 08:47 PM   #14
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Re: vaginal massage

Well, it is Friday and no massage. It was SO cold this morning and my appointment was really early. I got up, took a shower, went out with wet hair and scraped the ice off of my car and was ready for the appointment. This was a big deal for me because I did NOT want to do it.

When I showed up it was not even mentioned. We did deep tissue massage of the back instead. I have no idea why. I still hurt. So, we will just have to wait and see and I will post if it comes up again.

 
Old 02-24-2006, 09:02 PM   #15
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Just out of curiosity, was it your DO who suggested the massage therapy or the P/T? If it was the DO, had you even talked to the therapist about it? Perhaps they are not trained or comfortable doing it.

It is interesting that if the therapist knew this is what you were comming in for, that they would not even mention it to you. Is the P?T male or female...maybe that is an issue.

Anyway, keep us posted,
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