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From the Institute for Integrative Healthcare

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Nerve Pain


May also be referred to as neuralgia. Pain specifically related to nerve irritation or damage, such as peripheral neuralgia (pain in limbs), trigeminal neuralgia (facial pain), phantom pain (from amputation), pinched nerves or nerve compression along spine.


Deep Massage should never be performed directly over areas where nerves are close to the surface or where there are nerve junctions, such as Brachioradialis. If there is nerve pain, the client may not be able to tolerate any touch in the area. Nerve Pain is a local contraindication. For light to moderate pain, massage should be firm but not deep and the therapist should check in often with the client for feedback. In some cases, non-touch techniques would be best.

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