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Massage & Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia, an economically burdensome condition, is no fun. At. All. It’s a mystery, albeit extremely painful issue for a lot of people. From personal experience, massage helps FM symptoms tremendously. Not just physically, but mentally and emotionally as well.
Research has reported that up to 90% of individuals with FM have used at least one form of complementary and alternative treatments to manage their symptoms. Massage therapy, as one of these treatments, has been widely used for FM. It can improve pain, anxiety, depression, and sleep disturbance.
Massage therapy, used consistently for five weeks, has been shown to have beneficial immediate effects on improving pain, anxiety, and depression caused by FM.
Massage is extremely therapeutic in helping a FM sufferer to calm down and relax, reducing emotional stress, which in turn reduces physical, muscular stress. Be sure to tell your therapist that you have FM, and work with them to ensure a comfortable pressure. Deep, painful massage, is not recommended for clients with FM. Keep it light, soothing and therapeutic.
Massage or Chiro?
Massage Essentials focuses primarily on relieving, quickly and permanently, chronic pain and tension, which is typically a result of dysfunctional posture and lack of movement.
Chiropractor comes to mind when talking about posture, but when you learn that bones only do what muscles tell them to do, it makes sense to see a massage therapist first. Tight muscles pull bones out of alignment. Chiropractors, (or your best friend), can move the bones back into place, but what happens if the muscles aren’t released and remain tight? Hmmm. Yep. They pull the bones right back out of place.
On the other hand, if you release tight, angry muscles, what will happen to the bones? They happily slip right back into place with a “sigh.” So that the muscles don’t tighten up again, it’s important to get them to release all the way. Usually this takes more than one hour massage session. Once all the layers of that specific muscle are released, the muscle will happily do it’s assigned job, staying nice and relaxed, unless it’s body decides to stop moving, has a trauma, or doesn’t keep up with keeping it relaxed on a regular basis, i.e., regular massage therapy.
Hi, my name is Loraine. Do you wake up tired, achy and stiff from a restless, sleepless night? Do painful muscles keep you from doing what you want to do? Do you want your "old" self-back? I can help. I will remove layers of tension, stress and anxiety, so you can function and feel better than ever. You will feel results in your very first session with little to no pain or discomfort. Come see me soon! I would love to meet you and help you truly let go of it all.