Fibromyalgia is a chronic musculoskeletal condition expressed in widespread pain all over the body. Fibromyalgia can occur on its own or linked to stressful events, repetitive injuries, illness and certain diseases. Pain can be managed, and massage for fibromyalgia patients is one way to practice pain management.
The following benefits of therapeutic massage have been proven to help fibromyalgia sufferers.
Massage will help to improve sleep, as it encourages relaxation, allowing the body to repair and rejuvenate at night more effectively.
Helping to restore and strengthen lethargic muscles.
Improving mental clarity, raising healthy awareness and relieving mental stress.
Improving blood flow to the brain can help relieve headaches.
Massage can restore homeostasis of the body, diminishing the effects of anxiety and depression.
Fibromyalgia can be hard to treat, so requires a team approach from a doctor, a physical therapist, and a pain or rheumatology clinic. Eating well, exercising and getting enough sleep also help.
Many clients claim that regular therapeutic massage sessions keep their pain under control, and restoring strength and vitality to the body.