I went in for my first round of massage therapy on my calves this morning. Though I was really unsure about giving it a try (my fibromyalgia can make touch quite uncomfortable), I’m hoping to see positive results. The therapist (Rachel) said that she was able to work out a couple of the knots and get a little more movement in my legs. Even though the work done today was fairly painful, I had gone in with a positive attitude, and feel like I tolerated it well.
While I can’t really tell if it helped or not, it was pretty relaxing even through the pain. My long workout day is tomorrow and I’m hoping that my legs will be a little looser. I made an appointment for another session in about 3 weeks.
P.s. About 3 hours after my massage I started feeling some malaise and a tad nauseous. This can happen after deep tissue work, and I’m muddling through. I took some naproxen, elevated my legs for the night, and drank another bottle of water. Fingers crossed it won’t get worse overnight and I’m still on for my long run/walk.