Myofascial Release for Fibromyalgia?


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

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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11 thoughts on “Myofascial Release for Fibromyalgia?

    1. Tessa Post author

      The problem is that their is no definitive cause or cure for Fibro at this time.The people who claim that they are cured may or may not be. There is such a thing as remission.

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  1. Doctor Jonathan

    Lot’s of research points in all sorts of directions. I’m certain there is an overlapping “truth” that reveals a combination of neurologic, muscle, fascia, synovial fluid, etc… This is one reason ONE ANSWER doesn’t address this diagnosis. Combining activities and treatments that address the WHOLE PERSON creating better BALANCE and FUNCTION is an approach that helps restore quality to lives.

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      1. Doctor Jonathan

        One of the shortcomings may be trying to find “THE ANSWER” rather than approaching this condition by incorporating a synergistic approach utilizing the various components that support the body both physically and mentally AT THE SAME TIME.

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        1. Tessa Post author

          I like your reply. I am looking for the one and only answer I suppose. All of these separate supposed answers don’t seem to work for me or others although people claim to be cured all the time. I seriously doubt it. Remission is what I think. I have good days for a while and then wham it hits me hard.

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          1. Doctor Jonathan

            The different components I implemented with my patients nearly always improved the patient’s reported quality of health and life. A patient, however, has to be ready and willing to put serious effort on a daily basis to achieve these benefits. It’s not about doing a little exercise or eating some vegetables. It’s about incorporating a lifestyle change whether a person is in the mood or not. When a person is unwilling or unable to commit themselves to the level necessary to achieve the desired results, the blame is often placed on the ineffectiveness of the treatment protocol. More often than not, patients fail the treatment plan. I am writing all this in an effort to avoid any frustration you may be experiencing. You must question how diligent your efforts have been regarding ALL aspects including exercise, stress management, proper dietary eating (90%+ of the time,) spriritual balance, social integration, proper water hydration, quality sleep, and other healthy lifestyle patterns. Those with fibro need to learn to balance the activities they need to do on a REGULAR BASIS with the level of discomfort experienced during these activities. I hear people say things like, “I don’t like to get in a pool,” and “I don’t like vegetables,” etc… Sometimes, it’s not a matter of what people like, but rather what they NEED. People must decide for themselves what is more important. I offer NO JUDGEMENT; that comes from much higher powers.

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