It’s common to hear someone with Fibromyalgia say, “My muscles ache all over my body, all the time.” Lately scientists have turned their studies to the fascia rather than the muscles to understand the cause of Fibromyalgia pain, they’re looking less and less at the muscles and instead focusing more on the fascia.
Evidence that the unique pain of Fibromyalgia may stem largely from the fascia has led to interest in a type of massage called myofascial release. This massage smooths down the fascia which tends to bunch up under the skin and pull on other parts of the body causing the pain.
As with any massage for Fibromyalgia make sure to find someone trained in this type of massage and Fibromyalgia and make sure to speak up if you feel pain during or after.
Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh
-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses
-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems