View Full Version : Massage Scheduled-need advice

09-28-2011, 04:28 PM
After reading that many have enjoyed massages following surgery, I decided to treat myself to one tomorrow. I have not laid on my stomach since before surgery which was about 9 months ago. I told the masseuse about my surgery and that I wasn't sure if I should lay on my stomach or not. She said she could give me a massage as if I were pregnant and have me lay on my sides. If you had a massage, did you lay on your stomach?

09-28-2011, 05:45 PM
For my gentle massages, I have been on my stomach. For me, the keys were having a very wide table and using a face rest cradle. It also is a little tricky to get into that position on the table. It's hard to explain, but I have to strategically aim as to where my shoulder will land on the table so that I can then roll onto my stomach and still have my face in the cradle at the end of the table. It probably looks really awkward to others as to how I get on the table! I usually end up lying on the table a bit crosswise, but at least my body is still straight. Hope it provides some extra relief for you!

09-28-2011, 07:16 PM
I just get into a push up position and lower myself down onto the table. If you are uncomfortable and need a pillow under your hips tell them and they will set you up. In any case, enjoy!

09-29-2011, 03:21 PM
Thanks, girls. The massage was wonderful. Getting on my stomach was not an issue at all, but I had to think a minute how to roll from my stomach onto my back on a narrow table, but I did okay. I loved the massage!

09-29-2011, 06:41 PM
hey Karen
i am amazed that you got onto a narrow table after having had fusion to sacrum!!
congrats...very impressive!
glad the massage helped you...
they always feel so good...surgery or no surgery!