Re: Massage...friend or foe??
I sustained serious injuries to my back and neck from several car accidents. My bf has been giving me massages for years, even before the dreaded "F" word was part of our vocabulary. I do believe they help even though I'm often is worse pain the next day.
I used to work as a chiropractic therapist, one of the things I learned is that as your muscles loosen you will feel more pain at first. Drinking lots of water and taking Epsom salt baths following a massage is key because it helps draw the toxins released by the massage out of your body. (I'm very bad at that part, even though I know it's important). Just be careful of the water temp. If you have high blood pressure or MS, you should keep the temp moderate as opposed to hot.
"The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly." Buddha