On Sunday September 16th, I will be talking with the West Lothian Fibromyalgia Support group in West Calder.
In the build up to my talk with the group, I am going to be writing a little every day about Fibromyalgia, it's symptoms, treatment options and how including Massage Therapy into your personal healthcare plan can help relieve the chronic pain associated with this condition.
So what is Fibromyalgia?
There are many discussions over how Fibromyalgia can be defined but in most cases it is known as a "Chronic syndrome characterized by generalized pain, joint rigidity and intense fatigue. Other frequently associated symptoms are sleep alterations, headache, spastic colon, anxiety and depression." (Castro-Sanchez, 2011).
Unfortunately at the moment there is no known cure for Fibromyalgia, which means that current treatments focus on relieving or controling the symptoms produced by the condition.
We hope you will stay tuned over the next few days, as we dicuss Fibromyalgia in greater details, and offer Massage modalities, treatment methods, and self care techniques which can help make life more comfortable for Fibromyalgia suffers.