Massage Therapy for Fibromyalgia Symptoms

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Sep 13, 2011

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A popular way of relaxation, massage therapy is the most popularly used remedy for patients suffering from fibromyalgia. However, its advantages have not been medically established. Several additional researches conducted across the world state that fibromyalgia patients undergoing massage therapies report a painless experience. The technique involved in massaging requires a gradual increase in intensity of the massage from session to session keeping in mind the patient’s symptom. Doctors usually recommend a massage therapy session once or twice a week which depend on the symptoms of the patient.

Fibromyalgia patients show symptoms of advanced sensitivity to pain in tendons, muscles and bones. Therefore, massage therapies in such cases should be undertaken with care and precaution. Even the smallest fatigue in the muscles can manage to flare up the pain in case of chronic fibromyalgia. While undertaking a massage therapy, the patient should not change their doctors frequently and depend on their decisions to fix up massage therapy sessions. It is advisable because the doctors would know the condition of the body better and introspect the level of fitness in the body.

In case of women, the gynaecologist should determine the condition of the body and its receptivity to massage therapies keeping in mind the menstrual, menopausal and pregnancy symptoms. The most common tender points in a fibromyalgia patient are as follows:

  • Neck.
  • Shoulder.
  • Chest.
  • Hip.
  • Knee.
  • Areas around the elbow.

A massage therapy can cure the aching sensation all over the body if administered in the correct way. Apart from that, a massage therapy can cure a patient of insomnia or disturbed sleep, fatigue and rough bowel habits.


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