According to an article I read on Immune Support, most Fibromyalgia dysfunction involves the muscles. Fibromyalgia patients not only need physical therapy, but they also need muscle therapy.
It may take a while to find a therapist who can properly treat Fibromyalgia muscle pain. Asking other Fibromyalgia patients may help ease your search for a proper therapist that will work well with you.
Here are some tips on what to look for when selecting a muscle therapist:
– Are they certified or licensed to practice what they claim to practice?
– Do they really know what Fibromyalgia is a muscle and nervous system problem?
– How does their technique for treating Fibromyalgia differ from their technique for treating healthy individuals?
Deep and vigorous massages will usually worsen Fibromyalgia symptoms, as well as long sessions. If pressure is directly applied to the trigger points this can also cause a flare. Gentle, soft tissue massage provides the greatest benefits for FM patients.