Massage for Fibromyalgia Symptoms

May 8, 2018

Fibromyalgia Awareness May 12, 2018

Fibromyalgia is known for being a constant, chronic pain condition that can make it particularly challenging to function on a daily basis.  Sleep disturbances, chronic fatigue, and fibro fog can often be debilitating conditions.   Massage can improve Fibromyalgia symptoms such as stiffness, discomfort and pain;  improving mental clarity, and may help with better sleep – especially with regular massage sessions.

When stressed, your body releases cortisol. Cortisol causes your spine muscles to become cramped and tense, eventually leading to pain.  A massage chair can provide some consistent relief for those muscle, in addition to stimulating endorphins that put you in a better mood.

Massage therapy has been shown to:

  • Improve mental clarity
  • Reduce anxiety and stress
  • Reduce and relieve headaches and migraines
  • Improve restful and restorative sleep
  • Reduce muscle tension

All of these outcomes improve common fibromyalgia symptoms, making massage a excellent therapy option. It can be difficult to get into a massage habit due to cost and convenience.  Having a massage chair makes it so much easier to enjoy daily massage and reap the benefits. Improve life with a boost in physical and mental health – something as simple as taking the time to sit in your own massage chair each day.

Why Sogno?

The Sogno massage chair has been designed to enhance natural healing and wellness through the healing power of shiatsu massage. The result is a massage chair experience that optimally enhances health and well-being while reducing stress.

Sogno massage chair includes 16 pre-programmed massage sessions, more than any other massage chair. It also has deep relaxation options for a deeper massage and heating options. The Sogno can be completely customized to create your perfect massage.

The Sogno massage chair is backed by the best massage chair warranty available, supported by a nationwide team of technicians.

Li, Wang, Feng and Sun (2014) completed and published a study establishing evidence that massage therapy over a period greater than five weeks results in decreased pain, anxiety and depression in patients with fibromyalgia (Li, Wang, Feng, & Sun, p. 1). They reviewed electronic databases such as PubMed, EMBASE, OVID-MEDLINE, SPRINGLINK, CNKI (China Knowledge Resource Integrated Database), Weipu Database for Chinese Technical Periodicals, Wan Fang Data, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses A&I, and searched using the terms massage, manual therapy, Tuina, fibromyalgia, fibrositis, myofascial pain (Li, Wang, Feng, & Sun, 2014). Out of 433 relevant publications, six were included in the study, the rest excluded due to issues of bias, allocation concealment, blinding and incomplete outcome data or selective outcome reporting (Li, Wang, Feng, & Sun, 2014).

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