I have seen deep tissue massage do wonders for my clientele. Has it been considered as a possible therapy requirement for MS patients? Are studies in universities on deep tissue massage for MS patients needed?
Massage therapy including deep tissue massage is one of the most common complementary therapies used in MS patients. It does wonders for increased muscle tone and pain, can improve circulation and perfusion in areas that are constant pressure points (low back and buttock etc) and help improve range of motion.
The NMSS web site has a page of information related to massage therapy for MS
Rip Kinkel, MD