It’s Fibromyalgia Awareness Month. Fibromyalgia (FM) is the 2nd most common yet often misdiagnosed chronic musculoskeletal condition causing widespread joint and muscle pain, areas of tenderness or “trigger points” fatigue and cognitive disturbances or “fibro fog”
Symptoms of FM can range from mild to debilitating and vary from person-to-person. Common trigger points include neck, chest, shoulders, elbows, hips and knees. There is no cure. But taking time to destress, stretch and strengthen muscles can help ease your symptoms.
Massage as part of a self-care strategy has been shown to have immediate beneficial effects in reducing pain, anxiety and depression in patients with FM. Do yourself a favour and book a massage today!