Oh Massages - I went through a phase of 3-4 years when I had an 1 1/2 hours massage "religiously" - I was fortunate to get them at no cost through insurance benefits, I only gave them up when that benefit went away.
What I did was contact several massage therapists and did phone interviews and explained over the phone about EHK w/ it's associated problems and basically listened for the person who was eager for a challenge. I discovered a marvelous therapist who not only was highly skilled, but like someone said earlier, wanted to make me feel better. Initially, she went exceedingly slow, asking equestions as she moved over my skin. I found my back to be the biggest sore spot, literally. But she useds a rocking technique where she was able to work the musculoskeletal with minimal rubbing or sliding over my skin. We had a very give and take relationship and I must say that I learned the delightful gift of trusting turning the care of my bod over to the care of another knowing that she consistently treated me w/ dignity and gentleness. It was a lovely gift. I don't know about anyone else, but I've always been a craver of touch but have a hard time trusting to any great degreee. It was very nurturing and reaffirming to have such total acceptance from this high level of physical contact. Believe me, and I would venture to guess many understand this, if Dana had shown any resistance or hesitation, I'd have known it in a heart beat and the experience would have been just another disappointment, but thanks be to God, she was the genuine article.
So having said all that-yep, if y'all havent noticed, I'm pretty yappy, I'd say that regardless of the state of the skin condition, the opportunity for a uniquely satisfying experience is great. talk w/ the person who would be giving the massage by phone first. If you're like me, my BS radar is mighty high and can especially tell by voice and demeanor if I'm going to be comfortable w/ a person or not.