Are you curious about Fibromyalgia and massage?
I’m going to tell you a little bit about Fibromyalgia and how massage can help. Now Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by long term, wide spread pain in the muscles, tendons and ligaments, moderate to severe fatigue and extreme tenderness to light and gentle touch. And the term Fibromyalgia actually means pain in the muscles and fibers.
There are many symptoms that go along with Fibromyalgia unfortunately, including fatigue, the pain and the extreme tenderness to touch, but also you can experience, needle like tingling in your skin, disturbances in your sleep patterns, muscle aches, muscle pains, and nerve pain.
Now along with those physical difficulties, unfortunately many cognitive difficulties come from that as well. And when I speak of this I mean if people are experiencing lack of sleep from all the pain that they’re experiencing, they’re going to experience some cognitive malfunctions as far as the inability to concentrate, loss of short term and long term memory, depression, anxiety, all that brain fog stuff that comes along when you’re not able to really be yourself and concentrate because of your physical pain.
Massage is a wonderful therapy for Fibromyalgia for the following 2 reasons. The first reason is because it helps take away that physical pain that’s always with the person suffering from Fibromyalgia. For anyone affected by Fibromyalgia, it can be very tough on them physically and emotionally.
Secondly, Massage does help you relax and it helps relax those aches and pains that you get in your heart from always worrying about how you’re going to get rid of the pain and what are you going to do. I can only imagine that it gets very, very tough. Massage is a wonderful therapy for your insides and your outsides.
Fibromyalgia effects 3-4% of the population and is more common in women. No one really knows what causes it, and unfortunately, you can’t get rid of it after onset.
It’s not life threatening and it’s not contagious, but it does have an impact on your quality of life and it does stick with you for the duration. So it’s definitely important to try to find a therapy that’s going to help you through your journey which is life, and life’s a long time.
So I definitely recommend massage for Fibromyalgia. You will definitely benefit from regular sessions, ideally every 2 weeks or every month as a minimum.
It’s also important that you work with a Massage Therapist that has experience of dealing with clients suffering from Fibromyalgia. At Thai Massage Greenock we have the experience to understand the best treatments to help relieve your pain and tension and improve the quality of your life.
Contact us now to find out more about how we can help you if you are a sufferer of Fibromyalgia or to book an appointment.