AMTA #10445

Clare Caldwell
Massage Therapy
2864 Route 27 Suite C
Lincoln Professional Center
North Brunswick, NJ 08902


Massage Therapy For Lyme Disease

Tick bites are usually painless. The incubation period is so long that the symptoms of Lyme disease are sometimes unrecognized for weeks or months. Understandably, many times the diagnosis is not made until the advanced stages.

In the first three days to three weeks, the most common sign is a red circular rash on the skin. The rash expands in a circular pattern, while the center appears to clear up. This rash looks like a bull's eye. Other symptoms are fatigue, flu like symptoms, headache, stiff neck, backache and sometimes nausea.

In the first few months, the signs most prevalent are persistent headache, stiff neck, joint pains that attack the knees with swelling and pain in other joints.

Lyme disease is treatable and almost always curable if found in its early stages. A test has been developed to identify Lyme disease through blood samples. For this reason, it is most important to see your physician as soon as possible.

After a visit with your physician, along with his consent, massage therapy can relieve some of the discomforts of persistent joint pain, backaches, stiffness, headaches and loss of sleep. Because Lyme disease can stress your immune system supplementing vitamins maybe helpful for internal balancing. Plenty of rest helps fatigue. Hot baths relieve joint pain. Acidophilus is helpful if you are taking antibiotics.

If you are being treated for Lyme disease but are not getting better consider having yourself tested again. You may actually have a different problem.