Meditation massage therapy etc

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Just wondering what do you all think of trying massages, reflexology meditation does any of these help CFS / ME /PVF

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    Hi

    I have therapeutic massage about once a month which really helps to ease away the aches and pains. I would love to have it weekly but the costs mount up don't they?

    Try and find a therapist familiar with fibromyalgia and ME as they understand better where the painful bits are likely to be!

    Liz

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    Meditation helps everything its powerful stuff you need to research it, some people thick its rubbish but I love it chakra healing meditation is the future x
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    Royalty, everyone's body is going to respond differently, but for me, massage therapy gives very good pain management. If I could afford it, I would have a weekly massage. I respond best to deep tissue body work and neuromuscular reeducation. Haven't tried reflexology. With respect to meditation, I think it's very important to find a spiritual practice which brings you some peace. Whether that practice is contemplative prayer, traditional forms of meditation or biofeedback, our mind & soul are adversely effected by cfs, too. Progressive relaxation and contemplative prayer help me cope with life. I can't say these practices give me symptom relief; it's more like better symptom tolerance.

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    Massage can help for both physical and mental relaxation--muscle tension release, etc.  Meditation does the same.

    As far as curative powers, I haven't experienced that, but will let others comment.

    Anything that helps support physical and mental well being is a good thing, in my book.

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    I have a massage every week but then I have most weeks for a few years to keep my back and shoulders from stiffening up. I've not noticed any specific improvements in my CFS if I'm honest.

    I was told by the counselling service attached to work that bodyscan meditation (there are vids on youtube) can be very helpful - and it does tend to make you dwell less on the "poor me" side of things - I am generally pretty positive, despite not being able to do very much right now.

    Acupuncture also helps some people, so that may be worth a go - I'm 3 or 4 sessions in and it does seem to help a little...but its effect is cumulatve and takes a while, so can be quite costly.

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