Managing Fibromyalgia with Massage
Fibromyalgia can cause multiple health issues in one’s life. There are several factors that are associated with having fibromyalgia like: memory problems, fatigue, and mood changes. Another symptom of fibromyalgia is having chronic pain. This type of pain occurs every day and comes on regularly. Women tend to get fibromyalgia more than men typically do. A lot of people think that fibromyalgia is a disease, but in fact it is not. Fibromyalgia is actually a syndrome that can be kept under control with the right care and treatment. Fibromyalgia is not threatening to the individual’s life but can be debilitating.
Massage Therapy Can Help with Fibromyalgia
One of the oldest methods that have been around and is highly effective in the healthcare practices is massage therapy. A professional massage therapist can ease pain greatly and add a lot of other health benefits, such as an improvement in circulation that will help reduce swelling in the muscles. Massage therapists work on bringing blood flow to damaged parts of the body. When this happens nutrients can be brought through the body, while waste and toxins can be removed. During the process the heart rate will rise, and the body will release natural pain medication. This will bring improvement to the body and the individual with feel much better.
Several Massage Techniques Are Used
When going to a massage therapist you can rest assured that several massage techniques will be used to give you the best results. Not all messages are fit for every person and that is why it is important that the massage therapist notes what sensitivity a person may have. For instance, some people will have a higher sensitivity and points on their body that is tender. Reflexology can be used in people with fibromyalgia to help further their massage needs.
A common problem that people with fibromyalgia have is waking up still sleepy and this even happens when the person gets plenty of sleep. A massage therapist can help relieve stress and prepare you for a better night’s rest to wake up feeling rested.
No Pain Only Relief
We understand that fibromyalgia can leave you very sensitive to touch. Communication is very important to make you comfortable during massage therapy. Anytime there is a question feel free to talk with your massage therapist.
There are a lot of studies that show that exercise with low-impact can help relieve the symptoms of fibromyalgia by releasing chemicals that occur naturally in the body. This can reduce fatigue that is often accompanied by fibromyalgia.
A massage therapist can make you feel better and help restore energy to your body. Our massage therapist can help. We are located in Barrie at Pro Motion Healthcare and can be contacted at 705-315-0111.