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Fibromyalgia Massage

Do intense aches and chronic widespread persistent pain drain your energy and limit activities of daily living?

We can help!

  • Drug-free non-invasive manual therapy can relieve Fibromyalgia symptoms and improve range of motion
  • Set appointment with FREE phone consultation 919.228.9559 (No SMS/Text messaging)

Did you know... The National Fibromyalgia Association estimates that fibromyalgia affects about 10 million people in the United States and about 3-6% of the world population. While it is most common in women, about 75 to 90 percent of the people who have fibromyalgia are women. The cause of fibromyalgia is not known but it can be effectively treated and managed with a customized Medical Massage and or Manual Lymph Drainage (Vodder Technique) therapy - CMLDT.

Fibromyalgia Pain - Medical Massage integrated with Manual Lymph Drainage MLD TherapyFibromyalgia signs, symptoms, and complications

  • Pain and stiffness all over the body
  • Fatigue and tiredness
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Problems with thinking, memory, and concentration “fibro fog”
  • Headaches, including migraines
  • Insufficient Sleep
  • Sensitivity amplification
  • Gastrointestinal pain
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • 11 to 18 Tender Point Locations - Pain in the face or jaw (TMJ), Back of the neck • Upper back • Shoulders • Chest • Elbows •Front of the neck • Hips • Lower back • Knees (See image)
  • Call Wake Medical Massage, LLC in Cary, NC to start your relief process 919.228.9559

What is Fibromyalgia?  Fibromyalgia, also known as fibrositis, is an invisible illness - a disorder characterized by widespread chronic musculoskeletal pain and a cluster of other symptoms including anxiety, depression, sleep disturbance, stiffness, and a variety of somatic complaints, typically accompanied by:

Fibromyalgia causes a distinct type of pain
The characteristic of fibromyalgia pain is different than the pain you may experience from a headache or sprained ankle. That's because fibromyalgia is thought to be the result of overactive nerves that cause chronic widespread pain and tenderness. Your doctors routinely check 18 Points - tender points on the body when it comes to diagnosing fibromyalgia. These 18 points (9 pairs) tend to be painful when pressed (around joints, but not in the joints themselves) and may spread pain to other body parts.

They're often not deep areas of pain. Instead, they seem to be just under the surface of the skin. They're scattered over the neck, back, chest, elbows, hips, buttocks, and knees. The place that’s the most tender is usually very small, about the size of a penny. Fortunately, fibromyalgia is not life-threatening and does not lead to muscle or joint damage.

Fibromyalgia symptoms are best treated using a multidisciplinary approach. Due to the sensitivity of soft-tissue, more and more fibromyalgia clients are seeing an improvement of their symptoms with the integration of customized Certified Medical Massage and or more gentle Certified Manual Lymph Drainage (Vodder Technique) therapy CMLDT. Deep work or aggressive overstretching is usually contraindicated for Fibromyalgia Syndrome. Depending on your specific needs, your therapist at Wake Medical Massage will customize your session with a combination of one or more treatment techniques. Your relief process starts with a complimentary phone consultation - 919.228.9559.

Research by NCBI indicates massage therapy with a duration ≥5 weeks had beneficial immediate effects on improving pain, anxiety, and depression in patients with Fibromyalgia. Massage therapy should be one of the viable complementary and alternative treatments for Fibromyalgia. More and more people are choosing Wake Medical Massage in Cary, NC for their fibromyalgia relief. Call us at 919.228.9559 to schedule your session.

Sensitivity to touch consideration
Sensitivity to touch varies greatly for fibromyalgia patients. Some people respond well with deeper soft tissue manipulation, while others are sensitive to the lightest pressure. During the treatment session, you must establish good communication with your massage therapist - explain what feels comfortable to you and what doesn't. When you're in an acute flare-up, the bodywork is limited to more gentle techniques.

When you're feeling better, deeper work intended to eliminate trigger points or work on posture may be more appropriate. Partner with your therapist at Wake Medical Massage to find the best approach. You may be sore after a session. A moderate level of soreness can be expected, but should only last about forty-eight hours as your body adapts to the changes. If it lasts longer or is more severe, bodywork may be too aggressive or the session may be too long. Start slowly, learn what works best for you, and let your therapist increase the time or intensity as you progress.

Research & study - Benefits of massage therapy for Fibromyalgia
"This study demonstrated that massage-myofascial release techniques improved pain and quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia.

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Please Note: Massage therapy is not a cure-all, a replacement for conventional care or other forms of medical care. If you have a medical condition and are unsure whether massage therapy would be appropriate for you, discuss your concerns with your healthcare provider. However, when used in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle, massage therapy can be a vital tool in increasing your quality of life.

We may require a referral from Medical Doctor MD

Who can refer you to our therapy center:
Physician | Neurologist | Orthopedic, Vascular, & Plastic Surgeon | Podiatrist | Oncologist | Dentist | Chiropractor | Physical/Occupational Therapist | Physician's Assistant

(Referral must be given in writing, dated, and signed by the referring practitioner)

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