Fibromyalgia is a syndrome affecting the musculoskeletal system that is consists of pain, fatigue and stiffness. The intensity of the pain depends on your activity level, immune status and the weather; and this can extend for several weeks or months. The condition has the possibility to spread throughout the body if not treated at the early stage.
A therapeutic massage has been known to help decrease the pain caused by Fibromyalgia. Since fibromyalgia affects the entire body including your emotions, it is now considered to be a serious arthritic muscle disease.
Symptoms of Fibromyalgia:
The therapeutic massage is known to reduce pain and tension, assist with treating sleeping disorder and it reconditions the body and mind.
A therapeutic massage specifically addresses the symptoms of fibromyalgia. While massage helps you relax, it is also a great method for stress relief thus relieving another symptom of fibromyalgia.
Some studies shown that a therapeutic massage can increase the production of endorphins which are neurotransmitters that obstruct the feelings of pain. Any type of massage can help improve your health which means, be it aromatherapy, remedial massage or Thai massage the pain caused by fibromyalgia may be alleviated. However, one of the most common massage techniques for the fibromyalgia condition is a circulatory massage as it uses deep pressure to eliminate muscle pains and tension. Shiatsu can also be considered as a supplementary treatment to fibromyalgia syndrome as it targets pressure points in the hands, fingers, knuckles and wrists in order to lessen the body pain. It is strongly recommended to look for a licensed and experienced massage therapist who knows about fibromyalgia and has experiences in treating sufferers with this syndrome.
When you have a fibromyalgia, it is better to have a regular massage to decrease the consistency of pain attacks.
You may want to have a massage once or twice a month to reduce your fibromyalgia symptoms. Remember, massage can only help alleviate and lessen the pain of the syndrome however it is not a cure.
The therapeutic massage has a direct physical manipulation of the body of the sufferer. It involves a variety of movements of long and short strokes, rubbing, kneading and tapping which can stimulate trigger points of fibromyalgia attacks.
It strengthens the immune system which in turn encourages a faster healing process, should the muscles and tissues are damaged due to fibromyalgia symptoms.