Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by widespread pain and tenderness in the muscles and soft tissues of the body, as well as fatigue, sleep disturbances, and cognitive difficulties. It is estimated to affect 2-8% of the general population, and is more commonly diagnosed in women than men.
The exact cause of fibromyalgia is not yet fully understood, but it is thought to be related to abnormalities in the way the brain and nervous system process pain signals. Factors that may increase the risk of developing fibromyalgia include genetics, infections, physical or emotional trauma, and certain medical conditions.
People with fibromyalgia experience chronic pain and stiffness. People with fibromyalgia may also have difficulty sleeping, fatigue, headaches and forgetfulness. Most people experience pain in some areas more than others. Some feel fibromyalgia pulse through them like a train driving through their spin. Muscles, tendons, and ligaments can’t release from what is holding them tight, and most often, the person feels as if they were hit by a truck in their sleep.
Research shows that people with fibromyalgia may have problems falling asleep, staying asleep and staying awake during the day. The problem may be related to immune, endocrine, or biochemical issues.
Aching, soreness, stiffness and burning are the most common types of muscle pain. It may feel like arthritis, but Fibromyalgia is not a condition that gets worse. And it doesn’t damage muscles or bones.
Researchers do not know the cause of fibromyalgia,
The symptoms of fibromyalgia can vary from person to person, but typically include:
- Widespread pain: Pain that affects many areas of the body, including the neck, shoulders, back, hips, and legs. The pain is often described as a dull ache or burning sensation, and can be accompanied by stiffness and tenderness in the affected areas.
- Fatigue: Feeling tired or exhausted, even after getting enough sleep.
- Sleep disturbances: Difficulty falling or staying asleep, or waking up feeling unrefreshed.
- Cognitive difficulties: Problems with memory, concentration, and other cognitive functions, often referred to as “fibro fog.”
- Other symptoms: Headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders.
Most people with Fibromyalgia are treated with non-pharmaceutical remedies, like yoga and physical therapy. This can help ease symptoms over time.Most people with Fibromyalgia are treated with non-pharmaceutical remedies, like yoga and physical therapy. This can help ease symptoms over time.
Massage therapy works for Fibromyalgia.
Different types of bodywork can help with fibromyalgia symptoms, including deep tissue massage.
Deep tissue massage is a therapy that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It can help with pain, muscle tension, and other symptoms of fibromyalgia.
- Deep tissue massage may also be helpful for:
- Sleep problems
- Depression and anxiety
- Brain fog
How does deep tissue massage help?
Deep tissue massage helps to relax and release tension in the muscles. It can help with pain, muscle spasms, muscle tightness, and weakness.
It is important to note that deep tissue massage does not cure fibromyalgia but can relieve you from all of these symptoms.
There are other types of bodywork that can help with fibromyalgia. Massage is not the only answer, but it’s an important part of a holistic treatment plan.
If you have fibromyalgia, try getting a deep tissue massage from a qualified therapist. The benefits include:
- Less pain and better sleep
- Improved range of motion
- Less fatigue and anxiety
Massage therapy involves the manipulation of soft tissues in the body, such as muscles, tendons, and ligaments, using hands-on techniques. Massage can help alleviate the symptoms of fibromyalgia by:
- Reducing pain: Massage therapy can help reduce the perception of pain by increasing blood flow to the affected areas, releasing endorphins (natural painkillers), and relaxing muscles that may be tense and painful.
- Improving sleep: People with fibromyalgia often have difficulty sleeping due to pain and discomfort. Massage therapy can help promote relaxation and improve sleep quality, which can help reduce fatigue and improve overall well-being.
- Reducing anxiety and depression: Fibromyalgia can also cause emotional symptoms, such as anxiety and depression. Massage therapy can help reduce these symptoms by promoting relaxation and reducing stress levels.
- Improving range of motion: Fibromyalgia can cause stiffness and limited range of motion. Massage therapy can help improve flexibility and range of motion by stretching and mobilizing soft tissues.
- Enhancing overall well-being: Massage therapy can help improve overall well-being by reducing stress, promoting relaxation, and improving mood.
Revision Massage helps reduce symptoms, pain and fatigue from Fibromyalgia.
Revision Massage is a specialized massage technique that can help people reduce symptoms, pain and fatigue from Fibromyalgia through treatment of trigger points.
The sessions are customized to improve sleep, reduce stress and tensions in the muscles, mind and joints. Each session consists of a series of gentle connections to specific points on the body, which assist in reducing symptoms, pain and fatigue.
Revision Fibromyalgia Massage Therapy is a form of soft tissue mobilization that helps reduce symptoms, pain and fatigue associated with fibromyalgia. Achieving a pain-free range of motion can be critical to overall well-being.
“I have fibromyalgia, and I can honestly say this was the best massage ever! Travis was gentle enough so I wasn’t in pain but firm enough to help work out my knots. His oil’s weren’t over powering and the sinus head pillow was fantastic! Another thing that sets him apart is the level of care he offers with the initial form. Travis was the first massage place that I saw that has an online ‘check box’ form that really covers everything that you might have. He works with your issues, and I feel he generally wants to help you and not just take your money and send you home. Travis has an amazing attitude and definitely set you at ease.” ~ Shamayn Carrion
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