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Guest Teresa Massardi

Hello Science of Massage Colleagues,

If you please, I am looking for any and all information and  your professional Nausea working with FND patients. 

My client presents with:

Nausea, Dizziness, fainting, chest pains, temporary paralysis, loss of speech, unable to recognize family members, unable to understand her speech and cannot write or type. 

She is greatly improved to a point with spinal decompression, c1 threw c4, aligning, but with the need of twice a week decompression and the repetition of the relaxation of the Trigeminal Nerve Greater Occipital Nerve, Cirvical Paravetebral Muscles as well as worked full spine and making sure her hips are aligned with balanced  heels.  I daily revisit to SOM Library,  I'm loosing ground.  I know I'm missing someting!

I am seeing slow results if I see her twice a week, decreasing the Migrane to localize it to the central frontal lobe on the right side, from being  generally located to the a full blown

and her passing out awakening to the previously stated symptoms. This is a gratis client as she was a referal from a friend and has been in this state for three years now, with me being her last resort at prtesent. She lives in the dark generally and the episodes are increasing. She spent 4 days at Mayo two weeks ago and was released, diagnosed with FND.

I would greatly appreciate this communities support in suggesting further therapy in this area, PLEASE!

Please feel free to respond as soon as you can.

Hello to Dr. Ross. Bravo!


Art of Balance

Teresa Massardi PT/LMT


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  • 4 weeks later...

Dear Teresa

Sorry for delay, but somehow I missed your message. FND is a very difficult to deal with. Since it is functional brain abnormality its somatic symptoms are consequence rather than actual cause. Thus we can only talk about patching intensity of somatic abnormalities since real problem in the brain function itself. What you may try is very intense, quick but gentle massage strokes targeting large body areas. It is physically very challenging for you but the techniques, their speed and nature must be constantly changed to use activation of different receptors in the soft tissues as a tool trying to alter brain function especially its sensory cortex. It has to be done without any activation of pain analyzing system. If that fails temporary patching more likely is only solution

Dr. Ross Turchaninov


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