Trigger points cause a localised and reproducible pattern of pain where as Fibromyalgia is often described as a ache all over but with some tender spots.
The muscles feel pulled or overworked and burn, to the touch the muscles feel soft and doughy where as trigger points are tight and warm.
The Fibromyalgia condition seems to affect more women than men.
This chronic irritation creates fibromyositis, the constant muscle tension creates a strain and overload on muscles and tendons and connective tissue. Constant Strain always leads to the development of inflammation.
Massage for my Fibromyalgia has shown to help because it stimulates the supply of oxygen to the cells and release of toxic metabolic waste products from the tissues into the circulatory system.
Due to the chronic nature of the condition It is recommended that a initial sessions focus on the head neck and shoulders and later sessions include the whole body. The recommendations are to initially have two treatments per week and then begin an exercise and stretching programme after the first ten sessions.
The massage treatment plan should be cumulative to prevent re-accumulation of tension in muscles.
If you suffer from Fibromyalgia, sports and remedial massage techniques would be recommended . If you would like to know more about how I could help with Fibromyalgia please contact me>>