3 Fibromyalgia Massage Therapies That Really Help


Trigger point therapy

Trigger point therapy is a massage therapy used to treat trigger points, also referred to as muscle knots, a symptom which characterize Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS). Fibromyalgia and MPS often co-exist in patients which explains why many fibromyalgia sufferers can get pain relief with trigger point therapy. Trigger point therapy involves applying sustained pressure on trigger points for at least 10 seconds. After which, the pressure is applied with pumping technique for 30 seconds. This treatment helps to deactivate trigger points in the muscles hence reducing pain, tension and stiffness.

Myofascial Release therapy

Myofascial release is a massage therapy which targets the fascia, the connective tissue which encases our muscles. Like trigger point therapy, it is also a treatment for MPS. However, unlike trigger point therapy where pressure is applied only on the specific points, myofascial release applies pressure over a wider area of muscle and tissue. This type of massage uses a gentle sustained pressure to fascia restrictions to lengthen and release the fascia. It helps to relieve pain and stiffness in the muscle. Furthermore, what is good about this massage is that it is possible to learn to do-it-yourself at home.


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