For years I have helped my clients move beyond pain. With regular massages and gentle exercise, I have been able to ensure their pain is minimal. But Chronic conditions mean the pain never really goes away. Conditions like Fibromyalgia currently have no cure, and the options for over the counter meds or prescription meds are pretty limited. If you listen to the listed side effects, it would seem taking prescription meds for Fibromyalgia relief can be a pretty risky proposition. So most people just push through.
As a massage therapist, I have long known that massage, in its various forms, can relieve pain. Also changes in diet, adding stress relieving modalities such as meditation and Yoga, can also help. But for most of the medical professionals, all of these treatments were just so much theory. Now, that is changing. There are more and more treatment centers and medical practices incorporating massage, diet and other practices into their programs to help people with chronic pain.
There was a study not long ago, of just under 200 patients who were experiencing chronic pain. They were divided into two groups. Half of them received Swedish style massages, consisting of six 30 minute sessions over a period of a month. The other half received Thai massage over the same time period and for the same length of time. The good news is that each group, regardless of the type of massage, said they felt far less pain.
I have been a massage therapist for a number of years and I know enough to ask my clients what type of chronic pain. I also know that certain medications will affect the type of massage I can give them, and the strength of massage I can use.
If you have chronic pain, give me a call and I can see what I can do to help
Massage therapist Palm Bay, Melbourne, Indialantic, Vero Beach