Fibromyalgia symptoms of chronic pain and heightened painful responses to tactile pressure can be helped with gentle Lymphatic Massage. This technique gently and rhythmically reduces sympathetic nervous system activity that underlies some of the symptoms of fibromyalgia.
The exact cause of fibromyalgia is unknown but it is thought to involve psychological, genetic, neurobiological and environmental factors.
Other symptoms beyond pain include tingling of the skin, prolonged muscle spasms, weakness in the limbs, nerve pain, muscle twitching, palpitations, functional bowel disturbances, and chronic sleep disturbances.
Fibromyalgia is often associated with anxiety and depressive symptoms. Patients may also experience cognitive dysfunction, impaired concentration, short and long-term memory problems, short-term memory consolidation, inability to multi-task, cognitive overload, and diminished attention span.
As with other chronic diseases there is no universally accepted treatment or cure.
Our approach combines gentle rhythmical lymphatic stimulation with a variety of massage techniques including trigger point therapy to reduce muscle tension, inflammation and sympathetic nervous activity.