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Unusual Solution For Tight Facial Skin!

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#1 BC Gal

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 03:11 PM


I posted last week asking for help and ideas related to my scelroderma symptoms. Specifically, I have trouble closing my eyes because of the tightness of my facial skin and therefore I also have numerous dry eye problems and corneal scratches. I have tried many different things to help relieve my symptoms and I think I may have found somethign that has worked and wanted to share it.

I went to see a registered massage therapist and she worked gently and slowly on my face, head, and neck for 45 minutes. Besides feeling fantastic and deeply relaxing, I noticed that it had a profound effect on my facial skin and underlying muscles/fascia. I felt like I got a lot more pliant and that my face did not feel so tight anymore. I can eat a little easier, smile a little bigger, and the best thing....last night I closed my eyes to sleep and they stayed closed!! :D My face feels really nice and soft. Some of the hardness is gone and I have more flexibility. I am very happy with the results and am planning on going once a week to see what kind of results I get. I'll be sure to post the news!

Has anyone else ever tried this?


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Posted 24 July 2007 - 03:13 PM


Wow that is great! You must be so excited!

I don't have the problem you described with my eyes, but I do get a massage weekly. It makes a tremendous difference in my pain level and flexibility.
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Posted 24 July 2007 - 04:23 PM

That is great!! Im glad you found a solution.

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 12:42 AM

Annie that's great! I'm glad you found something that helps. I have a really stiff neck since last Dec. and have trouble turning my head. My husband massages it for me a few times a week & I don't know if it helps the mobility, but it sure feels nice having it rubbed! It relieves the pain for a few minutes while he's rubbing at least, and gets rid of the knots.

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 12:45 AM

Awesome news Annie. May your sleep be all the sweeter. I hope you keep showing improvements. That must not have felt good at all. The pain let alone not being able to close your eyes. I am happy you are getting some relief. Sheryl
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Posted 25 July 2007 - 03:07 AM

Hi Annie,

I certainly don't have the facial skin tightness that you do, but the facial muscles do tense up and hurt, often giving me a worried or stressed out look, and massage helps considerably. I had no idea that it would help with the severe skin tightening, but am so glad to hear that you finally closed your eyes and slept so much better! Please keep us posted, and you'll certainly be in our thoughts!

Hugs and best wishes to you,

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 03:23 AM

I am so glad you have been able to find something that works and that you have shared it here. How terrific for you finally to get some restful sleep. I would think that closed eyes would help to heal the corneal scratches.
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Posted 25 July 2007 - 08:17 AM

That is such great news. It reminds me how much a massage once in a while can help with tight sore muscles.