I know you know about the 18 Tender Points of Fibromyalgia. I know you reach up with your hand and rub your neck, your legs, your knees, etc. But, have you gone to a massage specialist and had them do it for you?
I recent study done by Massage magazine showed that it helped women who had been experiencing the symptoms of fibromyalgia. They split the group of 34 women in two and had one group continue what they were doing, and the other group they had them receive massages, pressure touches, and thermal heat once a week for 8 weeks.
The results were that they had more vitality, better grip strength, and were able to walk better. Granted, it was a small group of women, but having those muscles rubbed on a regular basis can help bring relief.
Here’s what I would do. I live in a city, so I have access to various massage businesses all over. But, I would get on the phone and call to see if they have anyone on staff who helps with doing a massage for a person with fibromyalgia. I’m very serious about that.
Some people just don’t know. They need to know where your tender points are, how to massage them, and how to help bring relief. You don’t want someone just putting some oil on your back and rubbing. Having a person who has either studied or been trained in helping people like us is of great benefit.
Now, massages are cheap. This isn’t something I could afford to do once a week for the next few months. You’re looking at about $50 plus tip, maybe more if there are membership fees or anything else. If you do anything else, then you are probably going to be paying more.
So, if you’re into massage, give it a try, especially with someone who knows how to do it right.