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Shavonne Thurman was in her 20s when numbness in her abdomen and double vision sent her to the doctor. She was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, which has slowly progressed.

"It comes, it goes. you never know," Thurman said. "You just wake up and it's like, today my legs don't want to work."

Shavonne is taking part in a clinical trial testing the effects of massage on MS patients.

"In MS in particular, the myelin around your nerves is affected, so it sets up a feedback loop that makes your muscles tighten that's not under your control," said Christina Manella, massage therapist at Shepherd Center in Atlanta.

For this study, therapists are using Swedish massage techniques, which are long, even strokes that are easy to reproduce. Twenty-five patients will receive therapy once a week for six weeks.

Researchers want to measure the impact of massage on spasticity, which is involuntary muscle tightness.

"How long you feel the effect is going to be different for each person," Manella explained.

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