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How Does Deep Tissue Massage Relieve Fibromyalgia Symptoms?

Learn how deep tissue massage can relieve the symptoms of fibromyalgia from celebrity massage therapist Meagan Holub in this Howcast video.


I do have patients with fibromyalgia once in awhile ask if they can receive deep tissue massage. That answer to that, I think, is that it's going to vary from patient to patient.

For those that can receive deep tissue massage, they're going to need to find a deep tissue massage therapist that is an expert and that knows how to communicate with them in a way that they make sure not to hit any of those super sensitive areas.

So it's important when selecting a massage therapist to work with you as a fibromyalgia patient that you trust that they're going to be able to communicate with you about your unique needs.

Fibromyalgia is a lot of different things to a lot of different people. At the end of the day, some of the patients are going to be able to accept a great amount of pressure in a lot of different areas. But the majority of them are going to be too sensitive to receive it in most.

One of the techniques that's really great, I find, is working with trigger points in a fibromyalgia patient. So there are a lot of different trigger points or tender spots in the fibromyalgia client. And you can access very slowly and deeply with techniques like cross fiber friction in that area or direct pressure. And it can provide an immense amount of relief.

So I do suggest that you give it a try. Make sure that you select the right person for you, and good luck.

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