2 patient evaluations for Massage Therapy with a side effects rating of Mild

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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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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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