What is Light massage?

Category: Physical Therapy


Generic name: Massage Therapy

Light Touch Massage produces a sensation of pleasure through the low threshold unmyelinated mechanoreceptors. These are nerves that have no myelin covering, and usually conduct signals to the brain relatively slowly. The massage stroke is the same as that used by a mother to comfort a baby.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 6 0
Fibromyalgia 3 1
Muscle and joint pain 3 0
Stiffness/spasticity 3 0
Back pain 1 0

Show all 8 reasons taken

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Light massage

Side effect Patients
Muscle pain 1


Based on patients currently going to Light massage

Dosage Patients
1 min yearly 1
10 min daily 1
2,025 min weekly 1

Why patients stopped taking Light massage

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 2
Did not seem to work 1
Other 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped going to Light massage


Currently going to Light massage

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 2
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped going to Light massage

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 1
Not specified 0
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1 patient evaluation for Light massage

Mar 6, 2017 (Started Mar 06, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for numbness in feet)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for hands tingling)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 min Yearly
Advice & Tips: This is to track possible neuropathy. Disregard treatment. I asked the neurologist about my numb feet. It is symmetrical, so probably not directly related to PD. Several blood tests eliminated several causes. We are in "watch" mode. In March 2017, it seems like my left middle finger is tingling. I hope it's only related to my sore neck. Right fingers are ok.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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