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Unusual Solution For Tight Facial Skin!

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Hello,

 

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?

 

Annie

 

(BC Gal)

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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.

Karen

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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


Strength and Warmth,

Sheryl

 

Sheryl Doom

ISN Support Specialist

(Retired) ISN Chat Moderator

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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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,

Elehos

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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.


Warm wishes,

Jefa

 

Carrie Maddoux

(Retired)ISN Sclero Forums Support Specialist

(Retired)ISN Sclero Forums UK Chat Host

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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