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“Kneading” to Feel Better Through Massage Therapy

Posted Jan 14 2009 8:22pm
Shmoozin' with Susan

written October 21, 2008
by Susan Dorne, OT

Oooh, Ahhhh……. No, this isn’t the start of a mattress commercial or any special phone call, they are expressions often uttered during and after a massage. As an occupational therapist I have provided massage as an integral part of treatment but there’s nothing like being the recipient of a full body massage.As an individual with MS, massage therapy is one of the best ways for me to help manage many of my MS symptoms including pain, spasticity, decreased flexibility and vertigo.Although there are several types of massage therapy available, I am only going to focus on Swedish Massage and Deep Tissue Massage.

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