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Goodvibez

622d

Hi everyone! I’m new here. I have fibromyalgia and am experiencing a lot of pain after a deep tissue massage a couple of days ago. I was trying to help myself but made it worse :( I didn’t know deep tissue massage was not recommended for people with fibromyalgia. It was painful but I thought it meant that it’s working. I thought if it helps other people with muscle tension it would help me too but it only increased my pain… Has anyone experienced this and if so, how did you get through the flare? If you are also suffering from chronic pain, sending lots of love your way ♥️

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    • LadyPasta1

      621d

      As soon as you get home from ANY massage, soak in a tub with Epsom salts. Here's a link that explains the benefits: https://igotyourbackmassage.com/why-do-massage-therapists-say-to-take-an-epsom-salt-bath-after-a-massage/

    • renee420

      620d

      😥

    • Mamaqueen

      620d

      Welcome! Heating pads might help.

      • Goodvibez

        619d

        @Mamaqueen thank you 🙏

    • Janelle21

      620d

      Oh my gosh I feel this. I’ve had many deep tissue massages and they were extremely painful lol, like me using every ounce of willpower to not cry out in pain during it painful. It bruised me up and I was extremely sore for like a week. Use ice to reduce some inflammation but yes I would steer clear or deep tissues massages, if the massage itself hurts you, then it’s not going to help you (that’s my rule of thumb for my fibro 💕)

      • Goodvibez

        619d

        @Janelle21 that’s a good rule of thumb, thanks for sharing! 💕

    • LadyPasta1

      621d

      As soon as you get home from ANY massage, soak in a tub with Epsom salts. Here's a link that explains the benefits: https://igotyourbackmassage.com/why-do-massage-therapists-say-to-take-an-epsom-salt-bath-after-a-massage/

      • Goodvibez

        619d

        @LadyPasta1 thanks for sharing 🙏

    • EncyclopediaFae

      621d

      Deep tissue will make it worse. What you need to do is find a Myofascial Release specialist. It’s a specific technique which focuses on working the fascia which is what our fibro affects. They’ll break up the little adhesions and sticky spots and smooth your muscles back into place.

      • Goodvibez

        621d

        @EncyclopediaFae i was just reading about that! Will definitely look for this kind of specialist near me, thanks 🙏

        • EncyclopediaFae

          621d

          @Goodvibez I try to do at least one hour long session once a month and it changed my life

    • pandamoose

      622d

      So massages are good but not deep tissue ones. Drink a lot of fluids!!!! I mean make yourself pee like you never have before lol. But hot showers and laying flat on the floor helps me. Not on the bed because it gives into your body shape and can cause more discomfort when you are up and moving

      • Goodvibez

        622d

        @pandamoose thank you 🙏🏻 I will definitely try drinking more fluids and laying flat on the floor is a great idea! I definitely have more back pain from laying on the bed or couch or anything soft. Maybe I’ll sleep on the floor tonight lol

        • pandamoose

          622d

          @Goodvibez lol well still use pillows and such if you do so.

    • Princessmommy6

      622d

      Yes, that has happened to me so if I get a massage I have to ask for them to do it medium pressure. Even a massage chair has done this as well. Soaking in Epsom salt baths really help me. Chronic pain is no joke

      • Goodvibez

        622d

        @Princessmommy6 thank you 🙏🏻

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