50 patient evaluations for Massage Therapy

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Jul 16, 2010 (Started Feb 27, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: I started taking one hour massages, but the long time just wore me out for the rest of the day. So I moved to 1/2 hour and she does only the upper part of my body in that half hour. That seems to be where the tension is strongest and it has helped me a lot the rest of the day. When she massages my face, this releases much of the drainage material and has helped my allergies, together with the Nasal Rinse I use daily. This is the first really effective allergy relief I have had since I was a little girl.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Jul 9, 2010 (Started Feb 27, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: Getting someone to drive me to a massage therapist once a week is not easy, but it is worth the effort. Keeps my upper body muscles relaxed and I don't hurt so much around my neck and back. I didn't expect the therpist to massage my face for my allergies, but relaxing the face muscles with a message plus a nasal rinse each morning has stopped the incessant sneezing and itching during the pollen season. A splendid gift! Part of a weekly routine that keeps my P.D. managable.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

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May 20, 2010 (Started Feb 26, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: This treatment has given me my life back. I went for two months once a week and now I go about once every month. It has taken away my pain, gotten me off drugs completely and given me my energy and smile back. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is currently suffering. It was the first time that I ever went to any doctor, therapist, etc. and they actually said they were going to be able to fix me. I finally had a small sliver of hope and it turned out to be a true gift.
Cost: $200+ monthly

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Feb 23, 2010 (Started Feb 23, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for muscle pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

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Jan 28, 2010 (Started Jan 11, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for to improve circulation in the neck)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Use a slow rubbing motion up and down the length of the the neck and around the circumference of the neck. Be careful and gentle when you massage around the front of your neck. I have personally found the muscles on the side of my neck and the areas below the back of my ear to be the most beneficial areas to massage.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jan 26, 2010 (Started May 25, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed

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Jan 25, 2010 (Started Jul 19, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 min Weekly
Cost: $200+ monthly

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Dec 12, 2009 (Started Jun 15, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for muscle spasms)
  • Side effects
    Mild (uncomfortable)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: Please consider trying Myo Fascial Release. My new Neurologist wasn't even sure that I had Parkinsons, until she moved my limbs. Myo fascial stretches and releases the fascia around our muscles. I truly feel that my PT Specialist has slowed the progression of my Parkinsons. He stretched out my neck more so that I eliminated any swallowing restrictions. My neck is now in allignment with my body!!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: uncomfortable

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Sep 15, 2009 (Started Jan 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for neck pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Weekly
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: pain

Apr 23, 2009 (Started Jan 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in shoulder(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for neck pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (pain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: I really do enjoy going for my massages. It not only helps with decreasing my pain but it also helps with overall relaxation and stess relief. I also find it is very beneficial in lowering my anxiety levels and just gives me an overall general feeling of wellbeing.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: pain

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Aug 28, 2009 (Started Apr 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 hr Daily

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Aug 12, 2009 (Started Jan 08, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 min Monthly
Advice & Tips: overall relaxes all the muscles and to some extent helps with cramps!!

Jan 22, 2009 (Started Jan 08, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 min Monthly
Advice & Tips: Keeps muscles in tone.

Oct 27, 2008 (Started Jan 08, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

Sep 26, 2008 (Started Jan 08, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Helps the tendons/muscles being toned,do not have as many cramps etc.

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