Step Two – Repair
After the foundation of Rest is set in place, the next step is Repair. This refers to both nutritional and structural. The chronic hyperactive stress response in fibromyalgia prevents the body from breaking down and absorbing enough nutrients. Thus, the first part of Repair focuses on repairing digestion.
Structurally, the muscles and fascia in most fibromyalgia patients are stick and tight. Therefore, unsticking the fascia in order to lessen the tight and inflamed areas of the body forms the second part Repair. These inflamed areas are often the main source of pain. Hence, movement therapy is highly recommended in order to increase the flow of blood in muscles and joints. This can also lead to the reduction of inflammation and pain in the body.
Movement therapy refers to a wide range of Eastern and Western holistic approach to better physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. There are various form of movement therapy which range from dance therapy, yoga, pilates, taichi, qigong to alexander technique etc.