Fibromyalgia is an autoimmune disorder. The muscles are unable to excrete the toxins (lactic acid) that result when the muscles burn fuel for energy. If you have this problem you would likely be sent to see a Rheumatologist for treatment options.
Massage helps many of those suffering the debilitating pain of fibromyalgia. But the type of bodywork is very important because exerting the muscles in massage can cause them to burn more energy exaggerating the problem.
Depending on the areas and severity of an individual’s fibromyalgia I use either myofascial release, polarity, cranial sacral or light touch. This seems to be the best way to help those muscles let go the built up toxins without creating more. I have helped more than a few people with this issue feel better.
Symptoms of fibromyalgia are an abundance of muscle knots (trigger points) in the affected area. Painful aches are common and even a desire to avoid touch because it hurts. Typically this is accompanied with a feeling of malaise or flu like symptoms. Diet is also an important factor in fibromyalgia treatment.