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How Massage Therapy Can Treat Your Fibromyalgia

How Massage Therapy Can Treat Your Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is frustrating, partially because we know so little about it, partially because we haven’t yet found a cure, and partially because it causes so many symptoms. For people diagnosed with fibromyalgia, the symptoms like widespread pain and brain fog can make it hard to do the things they used to love. 

Fortunately, certain treatments can make a big difference. Because she’s seen how massage therapy can help people with fibromyalgia, Dr. Halina Snowball and her team offer this option at Integrated Pain Solutions in Stamford, Connecticut. With our massage therapists, you get a team informed about the right types of massage and therapeutic techniques to help you get the most fibromyalgia relief possible.

Should you try massage therapy for your symptoms? To help you decide, let’s look into what this treatment can do for you. 

How massage therapy helps with fibromyalgia

First off, massage can help to alleviate pain. Our team targets specific body areas where you deal with pain, or we use full-body massage to help with widespread pain. 

With a massage, we also address some of the mental burdens that come with fibromyalgia. Your massage can shrink stress levels and treat symptoms of anxiety and depression, for example. It can also help to reduce fatigue

Massage therapy works in these ways because it triggers the release of a number of important hormones in your body:

In short, a massage can be a means to address a number of your fibromyalgia symptoms with a single treatment.

Getting the most from your fibromyalgia massage

Because of the heightened pain and sensitivity you experience with fibromyalgia, you likely won’t benefit from a deep tissue massage. Instead, you should try to find massage therapists — like the ones on our team — who have experience treating fibromyalgia. 

During your first fibromyalgia massage therapy appointment, we apply light pressure to give you the benefits of massage without creating any discomfort. 

As you can tolerate it, we gradually increase the pressure of your massage, helping you get greater muscle relief. That said, we never have to move past a light touch. We always keep an open line of communication with you to ensure your massage is comfortable and maximally beneficial for you. 

Are you ready to try massage therapy for your fibromyalgia? To get started, call our office at 203-293-0549 or request an appointment online today.

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