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Fibromyalgia massage helps patients naturally deal with the pain and symptoms associated with this disease.
If you have been diagnosed with this disease, or if you know someone who has, you know the intense pain it can cause. But, specialized massage techniques are proving to greatly decrease pain and muscle tension.
Learning how to give a massage to help with the pain, might also help to lower the stress and anxiety symptoms as well.
Fibromyalgia is a severe pain in the muscles and the fibrous connective tissues (tendons and ligaments). It has been associated with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or CFS.
It often causes severe muscle tension and tightness in several "hot spots" throughout the body. The tightness can feel like bound up muscles and may sometimes radiate heat and be sore to the touch.
This Massage for Fibromyalgia DVD contains step-by-step instructions on how to massage a person with this disease, as well as informative details about the health benefits for the patient/client.
This is a clip of that DVD:
Massage is great to help loosen muscles that are chronically tight, tender and sensitive. It helps to calm nerves and release the stress of dealing with the pain.
Some physicians have associated a change in barometric pressure, such as rain or cold temperature changes, to dramatically affect the exacerbation of symptoms. Others associate vitamin or nutrient deficiencies to be the source that causes pain spikes.
For whatever the cause of this disease, studies have shown that regular massage greatly impacts quality of life for many patients, especially if the therapist is trained in these specialized techniques.
By working the 18 major pain points or "hot spots" for this massage, the regular therapy allows the muscles and connective tissue in the body to truly relax and release some of the inflammation associated with this disease.
Other Resources For Help
Cupping Therapy is used to help alleviate the pain of Fibro. It has been shown that 5 Minutes of Cupping = 30 Minutes of Deep Tissue work., providing immediate relief, which can last for days.
Read more about the latest research and support groups that are often helpful at the National Fibromyalgia Association http://www.fmaware.org/
With Fibro massage training, you will learn to identify the eighteen primary pain points that are typically used to diagnosis this disorder, what to do in the massage and what not to do, as well as massage techniques for reducing sleep issues, tight muscles, pain and headaches.