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THE POWER OF TOUCH for those suffering from Fibromyalgia

Pain can make it difficult to enjoy everyday activities, but for fibromyalgia patients, pain can be constant, interfering with sleep, work and daily tasks.

By Regina Elvis, LMT - Lic #MT004268

According to the American Chronic Pain Association, fibromyalgia affects more than 6 million Americans. The origins of this disorder are still relatively unknown.

Though there is no cure, massage therapy may be one way to make life a little easier for people with fibromyalgia to consider the effects of myofascial therapy on pain, anxiety, quality of sleep, depression and quality of life in fibromyalgia patients.

In a study led by Castro-Sanchez in 2011 further examined how fibromyalgia patients respond to massage therapy and found reductions in sensitivity to their pain. Additionally, these results showed many improvements that lasted as long as one year after the study’s completion.

Massage can aid in pain relief.

No matter how you look at it, pain is a part of life, and how you deal with pain can either enhance or diminish the quality of your life.

In 2006, the National Center for Health Statistics reported in a special feature in their Chartbook on Trends in the Health of Americans that more than one-quarter of Americans over the age of 20 report having experienced pain persisting more than 24 hours, and adults age 45-64 are most likely to suffer or complain of pain.

One of the things we know from research on massage therapy is massage can help relieve pain. In addition to helping fibromyalgia patients, massage therapy can be used to reduce pain associated with many conditions, including carpel tunnel, lower back pain, headaches, leg pain, muscle cramps and tension.

At Miracles of Massage Therapy and Wellness Studio all therapists are Licensed and Trained in pain management … If you have a loved one who suffers from Fibromyalgia or other pain issues or even your self Please consider giving us at Miracles of Massage an added approach to your pain management protocol.

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