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.