Mukilteo Massage Relieves Fibromyalgia Pain May 10, 2011 Any person that suffers from the chronic pain caused by Fibromyalgia understands that any relief is welcome. Mukilteo Massage therapy is a proven treatment for fibromyalgia. You may be asking “How does massage help fibromyalgia?” The fibromyalgia sufferer is wrought with excruciating pain and often debilitating fatigue. A chronic disorder, classified as a syndrome, fibromyalgia has a number of treatments but no cure is currently available. Over 6 million people suffer from fibromyalgia in the United States alone! If you are fortunate enough to have the services of a trained massage therapist, like the therapists at Mukilteo Massage, it is strongly recommended that you avail yourself of their services. The primary symptom of fibromyalgia is widespread pain in the ligaments, tendons and muscles of the human body. Muscle twitches and burning are common complaints in addition to the muscles feeling sore, achy and overworked. The combination of symptoms is the name: “fibro” = fibrous tissue + “my” = muscle + “algia” = pain Alternative treatments that have proven effective for the treatment of fibromyalgia pain offered at Mukilteo Massage are: FULL BODY MASSAGE The hands on manipulation of muscles increases the body’s natural pain blockers, including: endorphins serotonin norepinephrine Fibromyalgia patients rated massage therapy as the best treatment option available. The overwhelming choice of massage therapy is likely because of the multiple benefits: better blood circulation = faster muscle repair increased flexibility = reduced stiffness range of motion increased stress reduction & relief of depression pain relief = better sleep habits & patterns CRANIAL SACRAL THERAPY Cranial sacral therapy is offered at Mukilteo Massage as yet another alternative therapy that has been proven quite effective in the treatment of fibromyalgia. The cranial sacral system includes: brain spinal cord cerebrospinal fluid The belief that an interference of the cranial rhythmic impulse can result in a variety of health problems including chronic pain disorders like fibromyalgia. Palpation of the area determined by the therapist to be the spot of cranial rhythmic impulse interruption restores the flow of cerebrospinal fluid to therapeutic levels. Fibromyalgia sufferers note that Cranial Sacral Therapy has the following affects: decrease of general pain decreases the number of chronic headaches improved range of motion reduction of chronic fatigue & mood elevation If you are sick and tired of being sick and tired, schedule one of the highly effective alternative treatments at Mukilteo Massage today!