I was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. I am still in early stages of disease. I have no possibility to ask my doctor now, so, I must ask you. I am interested in any kind therapy for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. I am still afraid, but I want to fight. If anyone has knowledge about this subject, please write me. Thanks in advance.
A Massage Therapist who get's a chance to work with ALS patients should do so as a part of a health care team, working primarily for comfort and pain relief.
MODALITY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS
(A Massage Therapist's Guid to Pathology fourth edition Ruth Werner ( The point Wolters kluwer/lippincott williams & Wilkins
Deep Tissue Massage: Supportive, with health care team. work with client comfort.
Lymphatic Drainage: Supportive
Polarity: S: Indicated R/D: Indicated, determined by comfort of client
Reflexology: Indicated; work solar plexus and head points.
Shiatsu: Supportive: Treat LV, GB, ST, and BL meridians and extenstions. Use passive stretchs.
Swedish Massage: Indicated, with caution for other complications. Can help with pain relief.
Trigger Point Therapy: Supportive with light work
These are a few things I am a massage therapist and live in Indiana and I did a project on ALS. I can only imagin what you are going through. If I can be of any help. Please call me @ 219-384-3489