Bell's Palsy and massage

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  1. Jeff

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    I was recently diagnosed with Bell's Palsy and I would like
    to know if there are certain massage techniques that can be
    performed either by a therapist or myself to alleviate the
    pain associated with this condition. Thanks in advance.

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  2. http://hcd2.bupa.co.uk/fact_sheets/mosby_factsheets/Bells_p-
    alsy.html (Includes Bell's Palsy website info)

    http://neuro-
    www.mgh.harvard.edu/neurowebforum/GeneralFeedbackArticles/F-
    acia lMassageforBellsPalsy.htm

    http://womenshealth.about.com/cs/bellspalsy/a/bellspals-
    ywhati.htm

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    > I was recently diagnosed with Bell's Palsy and I would
    > like to know if there are certain massage techniques that
    > can be performed either by a therapist or myself to
    > alleviate the pain associated with this condition. Thanks
    > in advance.
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  3. Mj Hess

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    Hey Jeff.. I checked out those links.. hang tough. Lots of
    positive = information in there for you.. like the following
    which I'll paste here. =
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    "The best advice for patients is to relax; most patients
    gain full = recovery within three months; many improve as
    much as 80% within a few = weeks. Occasionally recovery may
    take longer than three months or = complete recovery may
    never occur; however it's rare when recovery never =
    occurs.=20

    Facial massage and exercises may help the muscles and nerves
    to recover; = massage of the facial muscles several times
    each day and practice making = faces in the mirror, even
    though the face may not move, it may help to = speed
    recovery. Some believe that patients with Bell's Palsy
    should find = ways to reduce the stressful situations in
    their lives in order to speed = recovery and avoid
    recurrence. "<--pasted from: = http://womenshealth.about.co-
    m/cs/bellspalsy/a/bellspalsywhati.htm

    All the best,=20

    Mj

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    3178.bay.webtv.net... I was recently diagnosed with Bell's
    Palsy and I would like to know if there are certain
    massage techniques that can be performed either by a
    therapist or myself to alleviate the pain associated with
    this condition. Thanks in advance.

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    many improve as much as 80% within a few weeks.=20
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    rare when recovery never occurs.=20
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    nerves to = recover;=20 massage of the facial muscles
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    may help to speed = recovery.=20 Some believe that
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  4. Tiffany

    Tiffany Guest

    I had a client that used homeopathic medicine and it worked
    wonders. Also a few essential oils can help. If you like a
    list, let me know.

    Tiff Jeff <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
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    > I was recently diagnosed with Bell's Palsy and I would
    > like to know if there are certain massage techniques that
    > can be performed either by a therapist or myself to
    > alleviate the pain associated with this condition. Thanks
    > in advance.
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  5. Jeff Kleier

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    Yes, if you had a list, that would be absolutely great.

    I am in the process of using osha root extract and a
    concoction called "Facial Pain Drops"; it contains aconitum
    napellus (4X), atropa belladonna (6X), salix alba (3X),
    trigeminal nerve, bovine (16X, 30X), purified water and
    alcohol. It has helped somewhat but for me, the jury is
    still out on the use of dessicated animal organs. Any help
    you can offer would be greatly appreciated.

    Also, I have to make a comment on the variety of posts I've
    been reading.

    I am starting massage school in approximately 1-2 months.
    The classes are 9 months long. Afterwards, I will start
    giving massages in my home (the therapy room is being set-up
    as we speak!).

    The things that make me absolutely livid are first,
    "sensual" massages (Tulsa is rampant with 'massage parlors,
    not therapy studios), and draping.

    About "sensual" massages. This is just thinly-veiled
    prostitution. Plain and simple. It makes me sick that it is
    under the guise of "massage". If someone wants THAT sort of
    "massage", look up an escort service; in my opinion, it is
    almost slanderous to refer to that as massage.

    Now, draping. In everything I've gleaned from magazines,
    manuals, the Internet and just speaking with people, a
    massage is about working on muscles. I have received quite a
    few massages and draping seems to interrupt the "flow" of
    the massage. I realize that this is a personal opinion but
    it just seems people are so caught-up in the Puritanical
    ideals that were drilled into our heads growing up, they now
    feel somewhat "ashamed" or "embarassed" to be nude. In all
    the people I've spoken to before decideing on massage
    therapy as a career, not one person entered this field just
    wanting to touch people's breasts, buttocks, penises, or
    vaginas. This is a terrible misconception by the general
    public prevalent today but thankfully, is changing.
    Therapists are there to work on muscles; the body as a whole
    is just a barrier in getting to those muscles.

    And lastly, I do realize that the comfort level of the
    person getting worked on needs to be first and foremost.

    Time to get off of my soapbox. That was my "rant" for 2004!
     
  6. Tiffany

    Tiffany Guest

    Jeff Kleier <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > Yes, if you had a list, that would be absolutely great.
    >
    > I am in the process of using osha root extract and a
    > concoction called "Facial Pain Drops"; it contains
    > aconitum napellus (4X), atropa belladonna (6X), salix alba
    > (3X), trigeminal nerve, bovine (16X, 30X), purified water
    > and alcohol. It has helped somewhat but for me, the jury
    > is still out on the use of dessicated animal organs. Any
    > help you can offer would be greatly appreciated.

    Small list..... Peppermint with helichrysum and/or
    juniper.Rub on the area of the facial nerve, which is in
    front and behind the ear and on areas of pain. Oils may be
    diluted in a carrier oil before use. As with any essential
    oil, use carefully and fully research each oil for
    condraindications that may pertain to you.

    Peppermint... use caution if you have high blood pressure.
    Could cause senstitivity on the skin. Use with caution if
    pregrant. Helichrysum....none Juniper....none

    I also used lavender with my client too. More or less for
    the inflamatory properties plus the benefit of being able to
    relax the client, who is typically a bit stressed due to the
    condition.

    T
     
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