Jump to content
World's Largest Herpes Support Group
Sign in to follow this  


Recommended Posts


This may be a crazy question, but I'm still fairly new to all this. I have genital herpes, but during my initial outbreak, somehow wound up with spots of it on other areas of my body (the front of my neck and my right knee).

I like to get body massages a couple of times a year as a treat to myself. I haven't had one since I got GH, and I'm wondering what I should do to protect my massage therapist? Should I just tell her not to touch those two areas, without telling her why, or do I need to explain why? Or do I have to give up body massages entirely, which would really suck?

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I would think you're fairly safe if you aren't having an OB or symptoms. If you want to tell your therapist, you can give him/her the option of working with gloves -- you might want to talk to him/her before your appointment in case he/she doesn't have them on hand. Most therapists are good about washing their hands thoroughly between clients, and I do know that some use gloves both for protection from rashes or other things their clients may have, or when their own hands are rashy or rough.

Massage is SO good for your body -- you can find a way to make it work! :)

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

i just recently figured out i have hsv and i told my sister and she is actually going to school to become a massage therepist and when i told her she went right to her pathiology text book looked it up and found different massages to help with pain. she wasnt affected by it at all. and they are supposed to learn about that stuff in their schooling, what they can touch and what they cant, they know if theres a rash or something not to touch it.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I get a massage 2 times a month I love it and need to have it. I also work in the spa industry and you don't need to disclose anything to them if you don;t feel comfortable. just don't go when you have an outbreak. they learn about that stuff in school, and it's actually really good for you it releases a lot of toxins from the body. If they see anything suspicious they will put on gloves.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • The Hive is Thriving!

    • Total Topics
    • Total Posts
  • Posts

    • Skrillah80
      So ur saying the herbalife was the key?? Olive leaf extract and pro biotic are good? How many mgs of Lysine did you take a day? 
    • that1youngguy
      hello all, update... so the white ulcer inside started around january 4... and today it is still there... no burning while i pee, just a constant mild irritation feel, no other symptoms i went back to get retested 2/12 so 2.5 months after exposure... including HSV, HIV, gon, chlam, everything came back negative... the doctor thinks it's some form of chlamydia, he gave my doxy for 10 days is it too soon to tell if i have HSV? is it possible to have an ulcer inside the urethra and be fungal or bacterial?
    • MikeHerp
      Probably not many.  I'm going to change my twitter symbol to the copper ribbon at least.  
    • nope1234
      okay! I guess I will just start at the basic dosage of vitamin C and go up every week little ? I take 1500 mg of super lysine like the bottle says and it still gives me gas and diarrhea. hoping it will pass if not I'll drop down to 2 a day! I really appreciate the advice! i know we would all.do ANYTNING to not have OB  at the moment idc about stigmas od boyfriends or dating or sex....I just care about FEELING healthy in my own skin. this is my one and only life 
    • Lulupazoola
      That sounds like a good place to begin.  The lysine worked really well for me for about a year and a half.  Then things got steadily worse for me and nothing worked until vitamin C.  My immune system is not that great even tho i take care of myself, so u may have good luck if u have a decent one.  With the vitamin c, u must 1) take it at intervals throughout the day, not all at once 2) dont increase the amount u r taking too fast 3) it will give u gas at higher doses and even diarrhea if u go crazy with it. These r signs to lower your dose!  If u can just control your OB's with vitamin c and lysine or anything else, maybe a cure will finally become available.  

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.