Fibromyalgia and Massage:
Simply put Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes widespread chronic pain and an increased sensitivity to stimuli. That being said Fibromyalgia is anything but simple; in fact, the disorder is very hard to diagnose. Many patients wait YEARS to get a diagnosis! Not only do the symptoms of Fibromyalgia overlap with several other diseases and disorders the sufferers of Fibromyalgia experience different symptoms day to day and minute by minute. Here are the common symptoms, and one way to help with pain management to enhance your way of life.
- Women are more susceptible to Fibromyalgia than men
- Genetics play a huge role in determining is an individual has the disorder. Doctors will look for a line of Chronic Pain Sufferers.
- Trauma is said to trigger Fibromyalgia and is sometimes the result of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
- PAIN: This symptom changes severity all the time. Lack of exercise can trigger a flare as can overexertion.
- FATIGUE: Many sufferers find themselves extremely tired.
- LOSS OF QUALITY SLEEP: No matter how many hours it just doesn’t seem like enough.
- FIRBO FOG: This is described as forgetfulness or the sense of being in a haze.
Knowing the predisposition and symptoms of Fibromyalgia is only one part of the battle. If you have this disorder you have to somehow live your life as pain FREE as possible. This is where massage can help and here is why:
MASSAGE TO FIT YOUR LIFE:
- Since pain intensity fluctuates from minute to minute it is important to have a Massage Therapist that can adapt their technique to serve your body’s needs.
- Fibromyalgia massage needs to be gradual. Targeting the body one layer at a time. Too much pressure on Fibromyalgia patients will result in more pain.
- Massage Therapists help with a pain management system. Massage is a long term pain management plan that will alleviate the symptoms of Fibromyalgia.
Living the best life possible is important for everyone. While there are several different medications to take for pain and sensitivity Fibromyalgia sufferers benefit greatly by adding massage to their pain management routine. Don’t live your life in excess pain instead FEEL how a massage can help!