Foot Reflexology: massage the part of your foot corresponding to the part of your body hurting & it will slowly reduce pain. (promotes blood circulation to that part of the body-Learned this in cosmetology school,Helps get rid of headaches& cramps )
See Grooming of Maine Coons. BTW, mine like a comb. The breeder started mine on being groomed with a comb, and my other half Maine Coons like that much better than a brush . don't put up as much of a fuss.