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Fibromyalgia Fix

Date: May 25, 2012

“Fibromyalgia syndrome is a group of signs and symptoms that include chronic pain in muscles, tendons, ligaments and other soft tissues. It is one of a collection of chronic disorders that often go hand in hand. [sic] Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is frequently seen with chronic fatigue syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, migraine headaches, sleep disorders and several other chronic conditions.”1

Massage has been shown to reduce pain,improve health status,improve quality of life,
decrease anxiety and depression,increase sleep hours, increase and improve quality of sleep
reduce tender points,decrease urinary CRF-LI (a biochemical marker of stress-related symptoms)
decrease use of analgesics, decrease cortisol levels, decrease stiffness, decrease fatigue and
work well in an integrative treatment plan.

The Fibromyalgia Fix is a controlled pressure massage which works general aches as well as pain points specific to fibromyalgia.

60 mins or 90 mins

1. Werner, R. (2009). Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology: Fourth Edition. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Fibromyalgia (PDF)