Fibromyalgia: Management Through Massage
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is associated with widespread chronic pain,
fatigue, memory problems and mood changes. It occurs more often in
women than in men, and is not a disease, but rather a syndrome that
can be managed. Fortunately, fibromyalgia is not life threatening
and does not lead to muscle or joint damage.
Benefits of Massage Therapy for Fibromyalgia
Massage therapy is one of the oldest methods of healthcare still
in practice. At Massage Envy, our professional massage therapists
concentrate on techniques that encourage circulation in the
muscles, which increases the flow of nutrients and eliminates waste
products. This is particularly beneficial for those with
fibromyalgia as it can reduce heart rate, relax muscles, improve
range of motion in joints and increase production of the body's
What Massage Techniques Will Be Used?
Massage Envy's professional massage therapists integrate a
variety of massage techniques specific to Fibromyalgia. Depending
on your sensitivity levels and tender points, your therapist may
utilize Reflexology or various forms of massage for Fibromyalgia,
or certain methods that address your specific requests and
Sleep Better, Feel Better
One of the main symptoms of fibromyalgia is waking up tired,
even if it seems you've received plenty of sleep. After a
therapeutic massage for Fibromyalgia from Massage Envy, you're
likely to feel more relaxed and get a better night's rest. Deep
sleep is truly beneficial to managing fibromyalgia as it is during
this time that the restorative process occurs. So not only will a
therapeutic massage help you wake more refreshed, but you may also
experience less pain during the day.
But Won't it Hurt?
Because fibromyalgia causes pain and makes your body extremely
sensitive to touch, open lines of communication are vital when it
comes to how much pressure your muscles can endure during your
session. Our professional therapists are familiar with the specific
needs of those suffering from fibromyalgia, but you should also
feel comfortable communicating to your therapist which will
ensure a soothing, therapeutic massage every time. If you
ever have questions, please consult your doctor before beginning
Relief Through Therapy
Studies show that low-impact exercise programs give people with
fibromyalgia relief by raising the levels of natural chemicals in
the body that reduce pain and fatigue. You may be reluctant to
exercise if you are already tired and in pain, but there are
several options now available to you. With a Massage Envy
membership, not only can you enjoy a gentle, therapeutic massage,
but we also offer massages that utilize stretching and relaxation.
You should begin slowly, but with ongoing help from our
professional therapists, you can benefit from continual relief.
What are the Benefits of Regular Massage for Fibromyalgia?
Here's the beauty of massage: Not only does each session feel
great, but also the therapeutic benefits are compounded when
massage is utilized as a frequent therapy. The more you go, the
healthier you feel. With a Massage Envy membership, you can enjoy
these benefits from massage for you Fibromyalgia as often as you'd
like. Monthly dues include a one-hour massage session and unlimited
additional one-hour sessions at the low membership rate. To make
things even easier, Massage Envy has over 900 locations nationwide.
So you can relax, rejuvenate and continue to grow healthier
wherever you go.
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