Hi Sheila I had a 30-35 degree scoleosis from the age of 14 (since linked to growing pains and subsequent tight muscles). i was told that there was nothing anyone could do short of inserting metal rods in my spine. so I opted for no treatment, but the pain and stiffness appeared to worsen as i got older. when i was 25 i met a massage therapist who claimed he could fix my back. it was very painful and required a good deal of stretching on my behalf as well, but after 3 months the curve has been reduced to a 6-8 degree angle. i am now working with a physio to help rotate some of my vertebra back into the right position. i would thoroughly recommend deep tissue massage as a treatment for scoleosis. it does require some work on the patient's behalf, though!