The main symptom of fibromyalgia is pain, which can range from mild to severe – characterized as shooting, burning or a deep, unrelenting ache. Soft tissue around joints may develop tender points. Pain can improve during the daytime and worsen at night, although for some people the pain remains all day.
Almost all fibromyalgia patients suffer from hallmark symptoms: restless sleep, fatigue and cognitive issues. Other common symptoms include headaches, anxiety and depression. Although symptoms can improve, fibromyalgia is a long-term disorder with pain and symptoms continuing years.
Although there is no cure for this painful syndrome, pain can be managed by massage:
- Improved muscles tonicity -will aid lethargic muscles and help restore strength and vitality. Will improve mental clarity – can raise awareness and relieve mental stress
- Headache relief – improving blood flow to the brain
- Diminish the effects of any anxiety or depression
- Improve sleep -sessions done in the evening will allow better sleep