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First massage...

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Persistent pain finally drove me to try a massage. First time ever. I forget what they called it 'deep tissue...' All I know is that gal found spots of intense pain in that shoulder and surrounding area. I actually felt slightly nauseous at a couple points.

She showed me some stretches, told me to drink a lot of water, and suggested that I see if it improves. If so, follow up with another session. If not, go see a doc because it might be a tear...but they'd need x-rays, MRI, etc to know.

In all, it was quite painful. I have a little better mobility, but no miracles (none expected). We'll see how it goes.

Anyone ever try massages and have success?...not the "happy ending" kind of massages.
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Use ice packs. Try and locate a larger one at CVS or look for a Thera-Med Back Pad is what it is called. This will help greatly with inflammation. Useful after a massage as well. If you squeeze a full lemon in a glass of water, it is good for inflammation somewhat, and help cleanse the body. I get about two massages a month.
Heat will aggravate and inflame rather quickly. Just depends on what you have going on. Do you have a pinched nerve locking up your shoulder muscles? Seems like the only time I use heat nowadays is for bronchitis or something chest related.
You may have something pinched in your neck going down your shoulder. Do you know of a good chiro or somebody that can recommend one? In the meanwhile don't strain or workout. Something needs to be rested.
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