Posted by: Angela | March 11, 2018

How Massage Therapy Can Improve Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

How Massage Therapy Can Improve Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

There’s been renewed interest and discussion about fibromyalgia with Lady Gaga’s recent announcement that she suffers from this often debilitating condition. Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition that includes musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and sleep problems – and affects over 10 million Americans, which is approximately 2% – 4% of the adult population. About 80% of fibromyalgia patients are women.

<clip> Alternative treatments such as massage therapy have also been shown to greatly improve symptoms of this chronic condition.

Massage therapy has been shown to:

  • reduce headaches and migraines
  • reduce anxiety and depression
  • improve mental clarity
  • improve restorative and restful sleep
  • reduce muscle tension

All of these outcomes greatly improve the symptoms of fibromyalgia, making massage a fantastic therapy option for these patients.

See full article at https://www.integrativehealthcare.org/mt/archives/2017/10/massage-is-a-fantastic-therapy-option-for-fibromyalgia-patients.html


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