Tight fascia: How to know a massage is too deep or not deep enough?

Posted by janeym @janeym, Jan 1 11:27am

How to know when a massage is too deep or not deep enough to help. Just started massage after Trigger point injections with pain clinic. Comments?

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Hi 👋
We will be flying to Key West in 2 weeks. My husband signed me up for a massage. I’m rather scared. First, I don’t travel well with my fibromyalgia, chronic vertigo & anxiety. Second, what type of massage is good for someone with fibromyalgia? I don’t want to hurt even more afterwards! I’ve only ever had one other massage. It was 25 years ago, on our 5th anniversary cruise. This vacation is celebrating 30 years, plus our son graduating high school. We adopted 2 unrelated kids from Russia in 2004. Our daughter graduated last year. I’ve been stressed out 24/7 for 17.5 years. Our daughter was 25 months old, 15 pounds and 27” tall. She’s now 19, 4’11” and 98 pounds. She skated thru school by being the teachers’ pet (snitch on anyone who disobeyed). She had an IEP (individual Education Plan) starting when she was 3. She has FAS and a ton of other medical issues. One being she was unable to speak. It’s like when people have a stroke & they have to learn to talk again. Of course, younger brother learned from big sister, so he also had some apraxia to get rid of. I got calls & emails from school daily, sometimes up to 4/day. I figure the internalized stress & anxiety built up into my fibromyalgia.

So anyway, sorry this is so long. What type of massage do I ask for? 😬 Thanks

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Yes it does help. I think this person, painscience.com sheds lots of good light on trendy
sales motivated treatments. Thank you @debking1021

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@judyangel

I have had two knee replacements on one knee and have much pain when walking. I have had multiple physical therapy sessions and a nerve block to no avail. The more I walk the more it hurts. One Dr. said it could be IT band syndrome. Could myofascial release help my problem if it is IT band. My knee is secure and in the right place. Pain for 4 years now and no one seems to be able to figure it out. The pain is on the lateral side of the knee. Thanks for any help.

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After one of my knee replacements I had a really tight IT band. My PT is awesome and he could tell by watching me walk. He worked on it and I had great relief from the pain. Worth checking out. Admittedly it took me a long time to find a physical therapist that can work with me without hurting me. Worth the hunt (I interviewed him before starting with him).

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@callalloo

This is a great website that answered some unrelated questions I had. Thanks for posting it.

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You're welcome!

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@judyangel

Thank you for replying.. I appreciate any help I can get. No I do not have a MFR therapist. I live in Palm Springs and next week I am supposed to start physical therapy at the hospital. I have been through PT many times and it has not helped. So I read about MFR and wondered if that would be any different than the regular PT. Thanks Judy

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Hello Judyangel I am also in the Coachella valley and have been trying to find a good medical masseuse. Have you had any luck ?
Thx 🙂

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@riverlover

Hello Judyangel I am also in the Coachella valley and have been trying to find a good medical masseuse. Have you had any luck ?
Thx 🙂

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Good evening Judyangel and @riverlovr…………here is the name and phone # of an MFR therapist in the Coachella Valley.
Gina Malloy,
760-895-5145
Rancho Mirage

I lived in Idyllwild….up above you for more than 20 years. That is why I know where Rancho Mirage happens to be. Good luck to you both. This is a good decision. My life now includes two sessions a week……and I have SFN.

Good luck to both of you.
Chris

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@artscaping

Good evening Judyangel and @riverlovr…………here is the name and phone # of an MFR therapist in the Coachella Valley.
Gina Malloy,
760-895-5145
Rancho Mirage

I lived in Idyllwild….up above you for more than 20 years. That is why I know where Rancho Mirage happens to be. Good luck to you both. This is a good decision. My life now includes two sessions a week……and I have SFN.

Good luck to both of you.
Chris

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Thank you ‘n

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@artscaping

Good evening Judyangel and @riverlovr…………here is the name and phone # of an MFR therapist in the Coachella Valley.
Gina Malloy,
760-895-5145
Rancho Mirage

I lived in Idyllwild….up above you for more than 20 years. That is why I know where Rancho Mirage happens to be. Good luck to you both. This is a good decision. My life now includes two sessions a week……and I have SFN.

Good luck to both of you.
Chris

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Thanks, I wil have to try her. I have been going to two pain specialists here is Palm Desert and four nerve blocks and one cortisone shot-all to no avail. This week I am having a MRI on the knee and if they can"t find anything they want to do a spinal injection which I do not want to do., so maybe this lady could be my answer. Pain with every step, also up the lateral side of leg which to seem like IT band syndrome.

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@judyangel

Thanks, I wil have to try her. I have been going to two pain specialists here is Palm Desert and four nerve blocks and one cortisone shot-all to no avail. This week I am having a MRI on the knee and if they can"t find anything they want to do a spinal injection which I do not want to do., so maybe this lady could be my answer. Pain with every step, also up the lateral side of leg which to seem like IT band syndrome.

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https://www.painscience.com/tutorials/iliotibial-band-syndrome.php?id=5038217 The author IS selling this tutorial but does provide a generous amount of free info.

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@judyangel

Thanks, I wil have to try her. I have been going to two pain specialists here is Palm Desert and four nerve blocks and one cortisone shot-all to no avail. This week I am having a MRI on the knee and if they can"t find anything they want to do a spinal injection which I do not want to do., so maybe this lady could be my answer. Pain with every step, also up the lateral side of leg which to seem like IT band syndrome.

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Whoops! I agree with you @judyangel, a spinal injection is scary. Would you be able to tell me the name of your surgeon? What are the pain specialists doing? I have never seen anyone else talk about nerve blocks and cortisone post-TKR surgery. Let me know if you need help from my MFR therapist to yours. My super helper's name is Amy Danielson. I think Gina might just know her. She has her own clinic here and has about 20 years of experience.

She has been able to work with the PT to resolve issues. Good luck and please let me know how it goes. If necessary, I can help you work things out from here in MN and I am happy to do that. Remember that the IT band is constructed of fascia and can be removed with MFR.

May you be safe, free, and protected from inner anad outer harm.
Chris

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@judyangel

Thanks, I wil have to try her. I have been going to two pain specialists here is Palm Desert and four nerve blocks and one cortisone shot-all to no avail. This week I am having a MRI on the knee and if they can"t find anything they want to do a spinal injection which I do not want to do., so maybe this lady could be my answer. Pain with every step, also up the lateral side of leg which to seem like IT band syndrome.

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@kjs1964 Hi, you might get help from counterstrain, MFR, and craniosacral therapy. To find a therapist who does this type of work, I enter it into the search engine in your location. It truly helps and is such a blessing for me.

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