Massage therapy is one of the oldest methods of healthcare still in practice. Massage therapist 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 relax muscles, improve range of motion in joints and increase production of the body's natural painkillers.
It is recommended that those with Fibromyalgia consult their physician prior to any massage therapy, and only receive massages with gentle pressure since their muscles can be sensitive. Recommended forms of massage for Fibromyalgia include Swedish Massage, Passive Stretching, and Sports Massage.
Studies show that low-impact exercise programs and frequent massages give people with fibromyalgia relief by raising the levels of natural chemicals in the body that reduce pain and fatigue. Other benefits of massages for people with Fibromyalgia are:
Relaxation to improve sleep. Sessions in the evening will benefit the clients to allow better quality of sleep at night, thereby helping the body repair and rejuvenate at night more effectively.
Improved muscle tonicity. This benefit will aid lethargic muscles and help restore strength and vitality to a client’s body.
Improve mental clarity. A relaxing session can raise healthy awareness and relieve mental stress. This can improve the client’s cognitive issues.
Headache relief. Improving blood flow to the brain can relieve the physical source of headache, while the relief received can further keep the person’s mind in a healthier space.
Diminishing the effects of any anxiety or depression. These effects include hormonal fluctuations, interference with appetite and chronic fight-or-flight mode. Massage can restore homeostasis of the body, thereby diminishing these effects.
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