Updated: Feb 7
Fibromyalgia is a disorder that is usually characterized by musculoskeletal pain, which is often followed by fatigue, mood disorders, anxiety, tension headaches, sleep and forgetfulness. The condition is common in people over 50 years and above, with women being more likely to experience these symptoms than men.
But the most shocking part is that most people with the condition do not know they have it.
And those who have it end up being misdiagnosed, and before they know it, the condition has taken a toll on them. This can be too much to take in but, the truth is you can manage Fibromyalgia with a massage.
However, while these massage therapies are known to offer massive benefits and help manage the condition, it is critical to know which one best suits you. But before we get down to these massage modalities. First, get to know the early signs of Fibromyalgia.
Early Signs Of Fibromyalgia
If you experience these symptoms, chances are, you may be having Fibromyalgia. Some of the early signs may include:
Fatigue: Even after sleeping for long hours, people with Fibromyalgia usually wake up tired.
Constant Dull Ache: A constant dull ache that lasts at least three months. It must occur on both sides of your body, below and above the waist.
Cognitive Difficulties: a.k.a “fibro fog”, a symptom that impairs your ability to pay attention, focus, and concentrate on mental tasks.
Fibromyalgia often co-exists with other complications like:
ü Chronic fatigue syndrome
ü Irritable bowel syndrome
ü Migraines with other types of headaches
ü Painful bladder syndrome
The pain, insomnia, and fatigue linked with Fibromyalgia can interfere with your job or activities at home. Worst still, the frustration of having to deal with this constant pain can trigger anxiety and depressive symptoms. However, according to the National Library of Medicine (NIH) research, massage therapy gives promising results to people with Fibromyalgia.
And below is a list of different massage types that are great for unwinding Fibromyalgia pain. Just take a look!
Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage therapy involves placing flat, smooth, heated stones on key points of the body to help relieve muscle tension, pain and relax your body.
This massage modality is one of the most popular massage therapies known to help relieve stress, ease tension, anxiety, depression, detoxify the body and ease Fibromyalgia related symptoms. The massage technique involves different movements that include long strokes, rolling, kneading and circular movements that help relax the entire body.
Deep Tissue Massage
Almost the same as Swedish massage, but with more strong or deep pressure from the massage therapist. Usually, the massage focuses on easing tension on soft tissue, detoxifying, and relaxing the body.
However, those who are starting massage therapy for Fibromyalgia relief are not recommended to start with Deep tissue massage. As you progress with your therapy, you can get a more intense massage to helps ease tension on deep tissues.
Every organ in the body is connected with the thin casing of connective tissue called Fascia. It surrounds and holds every organ, bone, muscle, nerve fiber and blood vessel. Massage therapist finds tightness and trigger points to help ease Fibromyalgia pain and stiffness in the Fascia.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger points are sore spots on muscles that are sensitive when pressure is applied. People with Fibromyalgia have more trigger points as compared to a normal person.
These points are popular, especially after an injury and have a dull ache or sharp pain. Massage therapists usually deactivate these trigger points by kneading and applying pressure offering immediate pain relief.
Fibromyalgia symptoms can take a toll on you and bar you from carrying out normal activities. But if well managed by a professional therapist, you can face the day with confidence. Do not sit back and let pain slow you down. Please book an appointment today with Contour day Spa in Plantation Fl, and let us help ease the tension and stiffness while creating a restful escape of the mind, soul and body. Call us today on 9544727733 or visit https://www.contourdayspa.com/