Some people here have had great success with massage during tx, just be careful that they don't go too deep. My husband had a massage and afterward his left arm and hand went numb for a while, sent us to the ER in a panic, but it was nothing. Hardly a typical reaction, but just a heads up.
I do believe that his twice weekly acupuncture has made tx much much much easier than it would have been.
I had regular massages while on treatment -- no issues for me.
I inject in my thighs and I believe leg massages help move the toxins up from my legs where they can be dispersed & metabolized.
When I get muscle aches in my legs, my wife rolls my leg muscles with a rolling pin -- that's cheaper than paying for a massage. That reduces the aches and helps circulate the toxins. If you don't have a partner, you can roll yourself -- if it helps.
Great to hear. Thank you for the rolling pin tip. Hope I will have the energy to lift one. Ha...I would really miss my massages. Will see how it works out.
OK great. Sounds like it may work. I knew that some of you would have experience on this question. Thank you so much
Like with most things, go with moderation. Don't massage so deep where it hurts. Don't rolling pin so hard where it hurts. Cheers, GB
I'm planning a long deep massage, after my treatment is done.
Massage is a great way to help counteract the tension from interferon.
HI There. So true. My "healer" uses the feet. There is frame built above the massage table. They climb up on the table where I lay with very warm, strong and skilled feet and toes. The hold onto the frame and they massage me with their feet. Been going for 2 or 3 years...AWESOME! My first visit, after about 30 minutes or so I wondered when they would start using their feet. Had been all along.
I had them do that in Thailand, ahhhhhhhh !!!
I went to New Zealand several years ago and landed in Auckland. Decided to do something nice for him. So I went and paid for a massage. Turned out it was a brothel. OMG I have never laughed so hard before in my life! He was about ready to kill me. ROFL (you never know what you are walking into)!
Oh my...That is so funny. Good one!
Oh yeah...Just the best. .....
I'm guessing that even though he was ready to kill you that it was still a 'happy ending'..
I am a massage and bodywork therapist, second career, and I'm an older woman. I find the references to happy endings and brothels offensive...oh well, old habits die hard. I love this healing work that I do, touching one person at a time, providing relief from pain and stress, and offering myself as a partner in healing for my clients. The skill and presence of the therapist go much deeper than the skin.
During my tx I received massages every one to two weeks. Many times it was the only time during that week when I felt "good." Massage has been shown to have a positive effect on depression, another good reason to
receive massage during tx.
It's good that your therapist is being cautious. Basically they should treat you as they would someone who is on chemotherapy for cancer, just working a little lighter than usual and being mindful of your physical symptoms. Your skin will like the moisturizing and your mind, body, and spirit will appreciate what you are doing for yourself in receiving massage.
Best wishes with your tx!
Great feedback. Thank. And, i just truly love this person that works so diligently on my body quirks. So knows exactly how to read my body. Many years with them. A magnificent component of my therapy.
We had a little Thai guy we saw in Bangkok. He spoke no English.
After a massage with him. I'd feel reconnected to the universe. I'd be floating down the street in happy harmony.
The way I see it...the only thing better than massage DURING treatment is massage AFTER treatment!
I hope you find it helps you as much as I did. I did have to provide a note from my doc ok'ing it, tho.
Good luck to you!
Okay. Thank you. i meet with my doc in a few days.
Indeed...that is it. Oh, I so do not want to give this up...Sure hope that you can get one sooner than later
My dr Mark Sulkowski agreed to me getting a massage. The interferon has caused my neck muscles to swell and my shoulders and upper back to be very painful. I had one massage...pleasant but useless. And then I found a therapist well versed in all kinds of massage, including trigger point and myofascial release. Her sister had been through hep c treatment so she was aware of the muscle pain. Anyway, it was painful but definitely worth it. At least an 80 per cent improvement with the first one. Will get another tomorrow.
Very nice. I will be interested in your next massage results. Take care and good job!
I also am a Massage Therapist, Bodyworker and have recieved Massage all through my treatment. No Problem. I have seen a handful of clients who were going through treatment and they loved getting their massages. Actually, it was the first person I saw going through treatment that made me think I should get tested for Hep C. So I did. Low and behold....God works in mysteries ways...
Get your massage...PS, I get Deep work done on me because that is what works for me. I don't think it will interfer with your treatment.
Hi There. We are like neighbors.....Very cool. My treatments are usually deep tissue. The very best experience. Yesterdays session was exceptionally special.... We all need more of you therapists for sure. Thank you for your post