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Do People Who Are Paralyzed, Get Massages On The Extremities That Are Paralyzed? I.e. Do Paraplegics Get Their Legs Massaged?

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#1 hotwheelsinSD



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Posted 08 October 2012 - 08:23 PM

I am signing up for Massage Envy, where you get a massage a month for a good price and if you get a second massage that month, it is discounted at a very good price. I was wondering if people get their lower limbs massaged? And also, the therapist was massaging my lower back and glutes, she was using a deep tissue method, where it was at that good pain threshold, and I could feel like a warmness come over my legs and it actually felt good for a while. But than I find I am really sore the next day! Does anybody have any tips or ideas on massages? Or any storeis whether good or bad?

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:09 PM

I get deep tissue massages frequently (though I had to stop after I had back surgery for the time being). I do not have any feeling in my lumbar region of my back because of paralysis. But I can tolerate the massages okay. Have never had any unusual soreness afterward, however my massage therapist did tell me to keep chugging the water for the rest of the day. You are about at the same level as me, and I just take sips of water because i suffer from urinary incontinence so it is a fine line of what works for you and what doesn't. Talk to your masseuse about the soreness the next day and see if they have any ideas to prevent it in the future. Good luck!
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Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:09 PM

I do get my legs massages sometimes and I think it's a really good thing to do! Even though I can't move em at all and fell much, it's still important to take care of em IMO.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:09 PM

A lot of people get medical massages, like lymphatic for drainage in their legs. I had it done before, and while I could only feel light pressure where she touched, my body reacted and I felt a calmness come over me. I really enjoyed it. As long as the massage therapists knows about your injury and know how to work with it, I don't see a problem. I think they're very beneficial physically, as well as mentally.
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Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:43 PM

It can help the circulation in our legs.

If you have neuropathy then that will make it trickier but it's still "doable".....you'll just need to find A massuse who is a bit more patient & willing to try different techniques on ya.

If you have any "hardware" or MAJOR owie spots on your spine let them know that ahead of time.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:23 AM

Having a SCI it would be wise to ask for yearly ultrasounds of your legs to check for Blood clots that could get dislarged by a Massage!

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 02:48 AM

Last time I had a massage was over 8 year ago, back when I was working 16+ hours a day, 7 days a week. After we were done with about 100 head jobs in a month (which I could knock off alone in less than 8 hours, but usually we worked in tandom for a job like that and would finish in 6. When we were finally done with that and tingsslowed down for a bit I decided to go ahead and use that "Free Full Body Massage" at a spa in town that my mom got me fer christmas (Which was 6 months earlier). Was pretty relaxed after, but was pretty stiff the next day. And that's back when I could use my legs for more than just holding my pants on.

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 06:17 PM

I personally lightly massage my legs to help with my spasms. They had to put me on Baclofen again for them.

I dunno about deep tissue massage... I know my PT stretches all my muscles out, even the ones in my shoulders, back, & arms! It feels awesome & I'm not sore afterwards.

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 07:17 PM

There not gna charge you half price if your a complete para so might as well. Plus if your deaf wouldn't u still clean your ears lol
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