Massage & Fibromyalgia

October 23, 2017 Published by Leave your thoughts
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Fibromyalgia is defined by the Mayo Clinic as “a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues, such as anxiety.”

Researchers believe that this chronic condition actually amplifies painful sensations because it affects the way a person’s brain processes pain signals.

How does massage therapy help Fibromyalgia?

In a recent research study examining the effects of an eight-week course of Swedish massage on individuals with fibromyalgia, massage was found to significantly improve symptoms and daily functioning in patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia. This was the first study to examine the potential benefits of Massage Therapy on anxiety and sleep quality of individuals with fibromyalgia.

Holland Landing Health Centre is located in East Gwillimbury, Ontario, which services Holland Landing, Newmarket, Aurora, Keswick and Bradford areas. If you are interested in registered massage therapy please contact Holland Landing Health Centre at 905-853-7900 or via e-mail at [email protected]HC.ca.

References

”The effects of Massage Therapy on the anxiety and sleep quality of individuals with fibromyalgia: A pilot study,” http://www.healthscape.ca/Pages/news-06022016-massagetherapyandFibromyalgia.aspx