Easing Fibromyalgia Symptoms With Massage

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a painful, complex and often underestimated condition. There are so many mysteries surrounding it making it very difficult to not only diagnose but also to treat. It’s estimated that approximately five million Americans are living with fibromyalgia, and most of them are women.

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Because fibromyalgia affects several parts of the body, sometimes it’s very difficult to manage its symptoms.

In this video, shared by ehowhealth, Nicole Aleskas, a licensed massage therapist demonstrates how certain massage techniques can help alleviate fibromyalgia symptoms.

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  1. Karen says:

    I cannot afford to get a massage as often as I would like. My kids got me 2 Hometic massagers. One for my feet & the other for my back. They sure do hurt but I think they also help.

  2. Dianne says:

    While my insurance MAY cover a massage, it would have to be combined with a PT program. I would need to have the massage done at my home so that I could get off the table and lay down in bed. That would be heavenly. There are so many days that I wouldn’t be able to leave the house due to severe fatigue.

  3. iam a registered massage therapist from halifax,nova scotia, canada and i had the opportunity to treat a few patients suffering from fibromyalgia and i can testify that massage has helped them with muscle pain.i would love to learn more about this wird condition and how treat my patients more effectly in the future

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