How To Find Relief From Fibromyalgia
Massage therapy can really reduce the pain, stiffness, and tender points caused by fibromyalgia syndrome. But how does it manage to do this? It is theorized that massage therapy actually enhances the production of certain pain blockers, including endorphins, serotonin, and also norepinephrine. These hormones work to counteract pain signals conducted by the brain, so this would explain why massage offers such dramatic pain relief.
Massage therapy is actually one of the most beneficial treatments for fibromyalgia pain and fatigue. In fact, in a survey completed by sufferers, massage therapy was rated the best fibromyalgia treatment option by an overwhelming margin.
Massage therapy benefits include:
increased blood circulation to the muscles, allowing for faster muscle repair
increased range of motion
decreased stress and depression
improved sleep patterns
In a 1996 study, fibromyalgia sufferers reported a 38% decrease in pain symptoms after receiving just ten, 30-minute massage sessions. They also reported a significant decrease in their sleep difficulties: they began sleeping for longer periods at a time and their sleep disorders disturbed them less.
Although massage is not a cure for fibromyalgia, it can help reduce pain and improve quality of life. If you are suffering, we encourage you to call us to schedule an appointment. A regular massage regimen may be just what you need to start feeling better. 614-604-6358