Fatigue (weakness or tiredness) is lack of energy to perform daily tasks either at work or at home. Even with lots of rest, the feeling does not go away.
Studies show that more women have this problem than men. Most of us experience this condition at some point in our daily lives, however, chronic tiredness can suddenly appear (especially if you have been very sick) and suddenly disappear.
What to expect
When discussing your symptoms with your doctor, he/she may encourage other tests to rule out serious illnesses. He/She may also do blood work, suggest drugs (either anti-depressants, anti-anxiety, anti-inflammatory, vitamins, or herbal supplements), exercise and rest.
How Massage Helps
Massage therapy can reduce stress hormone levels and stress related symptoms. It also increases circulation, helps to relax the nervous system, improves sleep patterns, and improves your overall sense of well-being.
The massage therapist may ask you many health related questions also to determine what type of massage is best for you.
For more information on how massage can help, you can read The Perrin Technique which helps you better understand how massage therapy can help relieve the symptoms of CFS.
Raymond Perrin, the author, is a Registered Osteopath and Specialist in CFS. Treating a patient for back pain in 1989 led him to the concept that there was a structural basis to CFS, but he had no proof.
He has spent over sixteen years researching the medical facts and scientific evidence regarding manual treatments and self massage for the syndrome. He has successfully treated a great number of CFS sufferers and also teaches fellow osteopaths, chiropractors, and massage therapists the fundamentals of his treatment methods.
Learn more about CFS at WebMD.
To learn more about natural energy and how adequate breathing can help, please visit www.breathing.com