Sunday, May 23, 2010

Help For Fibromyalgia

Help for Fibromyalgia

If the aches, pains, and sleeplessness from Fibromyalgia are getting you down, consider massage therapy.
Massage is actually one of the most beneficial treatments for people with fibromyalgia. It can increase blood circulation to the muscles, increase flexibility, increase range of motion, decrease stress and depression, reduce pain, reduce stiffness, and improve sleep.
In a 1996 study, fibromyalgia sufferers reported a 38% decrease in pain, and sleeping difficulties. They began sleeping for longer periods and had less difficulties. These benefits were noticed after only ten thirty minute massages. (According to
There are many different types of massages that may be of benefit such as swedish massage, deep tissue, and myofacial release. The important thing to remember is

1. Find a massage therapist who has some experience working with people with fibromyalgia.

2. Take it slow- if you are experiencing a flare up it's best not to use deep tissue.

3. Be open to new types of massage, but be sure to tell your therapist if you experience pain, soreness, etc. Don't be afraid to speak up!

If you are looking for ways to relieve the symptoms associated with Fibromyalgia, give massage a try!

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