What Is Fibromyalgia, and Can a RMT Help With It?
Fibromyalgia is a chronic and long-term illness that causes fatigue, musculoskeletal pain, soreness, and even memory problems. There is currently no known cure for Fibromyalgia, but there are treatment options that can help relieve some of the symptoms.
The disease is common among adults, but it can also affect children. It is more prevalent in women than men, with the odds of developing Fibromyalgia being four to nine times higher in women than men. According to StatsCan, there are over 900,000 people diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in Canada.
There are several potential causes of Fibromyalgia, the most common being genetics, stress, or injury. Some research suggests that Fibromyalgia is a result of an imbalance of certain chemicals in the brain or damage to the brain's pain receptors.
While there is no cure for Fibromyalgia, there are treatments that can help relieve some of the symptoms. These include medication, lifestyle changes, and massage therapy.
How Can an RMT Help with Fibromyalgia?
Massage therapy is effective for reducing pain, improving sleep quality, and reducing stress and anxiety levels in people with Fibromyalgia. Massages can also help increase blood circulation and range of motion, reducing the pain associated with Fibromyalgia.
At Total Care Health, our licensed RMTs will work with you to develop a treatment plan for your specific needs. The type of massage used will depend on the severity of your symptoms. Massage techniques for treating Fibromyalgia include Swedish massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, and deep tissue massage.
If you are living with Fibromyalgia and are looking for relief, book an appointment today.
Sources - https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/82-619-m/2006003/4144159-eng.htm
Total Care Health, based in Surrey, BC, offers science-based therapy in a compassionate environment. They have chiropractors, kinesiologists, physiotherapists, and massage therapists available to help you.
If you have any questions about this article, or you would like to book an appointment with one of our professionals, please call us at (604) 854-3090. We can help with orthotics!
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