Benefits of Massage for Fibromyalgia patients are, increased serotonin levels, decreased circulating stress hormones, decreased levels of substance P ( basically a pain messenger), decreased tender point pain, improved mobility, sleep patterns and improved overall sense of well-being!
- Massing the knee will help to take the pressure off the nerves that are causing you pain.
- Helps to stimulate blood flow.
- The muscles surrounding the joints relax, which will assist in relieving some of the pain.
- Releasing Stiffness and allowing for better range of motion and mobility.
Massage can assist to:
- Decrease medication usage
- Decrease perceived pain
- Reduce stress/anxiety
- Reduce frequency, intensity and duration of your headache.
- Warm up for 10 minutes before exercise.
- Stretch calves, quads, and hamstrings. Hold each for 15 -30 seconds each and do this daily.
- Take your magnesium daily.
- Regular massage.
- Some light exercise, such as a short walk before bed, may assist with night cramps.
Sitting down for prolonged periods of time can cause problems such as chronic back pain, poor posture, and even potentially deadly diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and obesity.
Do you spend a lot of time sitting down for your job? Here are some of the impacts on the body – Brain, neck and shoulder issues, back problems, leg disorder, muscle degenerate, deterioration of organs. Why not get up now and stretch!
Massage therapy helps alleviate sciatic nerve pain in 2 ways:
1. Tight lower back muscles can place stress on
your nerve roots. Massage therapy loosens these muscles and helps prevent pinching or irritation.
2. A massage encourages the release of pain-fighting endorphins—this can provide temporary relief from symptoms like the throbbing pain in your foot or the burning sensation in your leg.
• Health Benefit of Massage #7 – Remedial Massage shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissue of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes.
• Health Benefit of Massage #8 – Treating Sports Injuries – Massage reduces inflammation and swelling so tissues heal faster and with less discomfort. Some techniques also assist to limit the formation of scar tissue.