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Local masseur or a masseus? (Massage)

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Local masseur or a masseus? (Massage)

Postby gibbo82 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:57 am

Hi everyone,

Does anyone know how I can find a local masseur or a masseus who understands fibromyalgia? I've been wanting to have a massage for a while now as i get really tense & sore in my upper back.

I'm in the Coventry area, West Midlands
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Re: Local masseur or a masseus? (Massage)

Postby FluppyPuffy » Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:34 am

Have you had a look to see if there are any regulatory bodies for masseuse/masseurs??? Such organisations often have a search function to help find who practices in areas. If you can find who is around you, you could try contacting them to see what they know about FM and/or other similar conditions, as well as asking if they have other clients with similar problems.

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Re: Local masseur or a masseus? (Massage)

Postby gibbo82 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:42 pm

Thanks for your reply fluppy. I've come across a type of massage called myofascial release therapy. after a bit of research I've found someone who does this locally. Going to give it a shot! :)
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Re: Local masseur or a masseus? (Massage)

Postby LouLou » Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:12 pm

Hi gibbo

Sorry for being a bit late in posting a reply to this - not been on line for a while.

I have aromatheraphy massage from my mum who is a trained therapist but before that I went to a local salon for massage. I had a consultation before hand where I sat withthe therapist and gave her some info on FM and we talked about the pressure she could apply etc and how she could help.

During my first session she applied the lightest stage of pressure for a massage and kept checking that this was ok for me (it was) so it was decided that aromatherapy massage was the best one for me as the oils helped me relax.

For a few days after a massage I find the pain is a bit higher but when things settle down I feel so much better and less stiff.

So maybe try some local salons and having a chat with them first. A good therapist whill be willing to work with you.

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Re: Local masseur or a masseus? (Massage)

Postby denys » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:07 pm

:fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed: it works for you :-D :-D :-D
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