Fibromyalgia Massage Therapy Is Not A Luxury – It’s A Necessity

September 24, 2010

Millions of Americans suffer from the debilitating condition called fibromyalgia.  This complex syndrome is difficult to understand, difficult to diagnose, and often difficult to treat.  Fortunately there is an increasingly popular treatment that takes ‘difficult’ right out of the equation.  Fibromyalgia massage therapy is gaining popularity for good reason – because it works.  It provides relief often when no other treatments can.

Understanding Fibromyalgia Massage Therapy

There was a time when many people believed that massages were only for the rich or privileged.  In fact, it was not that long ago that I was scoffed at for receiving regular massage treatments.  When I mentioned to an acquaintance how I was benefiting from my fibromyalgia massage therapy, she said (with a sneer) “I wish I could afford the luxury of getting regular massages.”  I simply told her that I do not consider my treatments as a luxury; I regard them as a necessity.

Fibromyalgia Massage Therapy is a hands-on treatment utilizing a variety of techniques to relieve sore muscles, decrease joint stiffness, and alleviate a number of other fibromyalgia symptoms.  John James recognizes the impact this painful condition has on your body, and he is eager to help you.  He will listen to your concerns and work with you to find an appropriate treatment plan.  With years of experience, John understands each individual’s needs are different.  Your fibromyalgia massage therapy is tailored to meet your unique needs, ensuring you get the most out of your treatments.

Benefiting from Fibromyalgia Massage Therapy

Fibromyalgia massage therapy not only helps treat your pain, but it also treats the underlying problems that cause fibromyalgia flare-ups.  Research has proven that massage therapy improves quality of sleep and decreases stress – both huge contributing factors for controlling fibromyalgia symptoms.  In other words, you will have short-term benefits from your massage as well as long-term.

What are some of the other benefits you’ll enjoy?  Fibromyalgia massage therapy facilitates good circulation because the pressure of the massage moves blood through congested areas in your body.  When blood moves more freely, it brings oxygen-rich nutrients to your tissues; resulting in faster muscle repair.  Massage also flushes out lactic acid (a harmful toxin that causes pain), and improves the circulation of lymph fluid which carries metabolic waste away from your muscles and internal organs.  As a result, you’ll experience improved body function and lower blood pressure.

Many patients of John James also report fewer migraines, decreased feelings of tension and stress, as well as an increase in energy levels.  Why not visit John James to see for yourself?

by Alaina M. Coyle, Freelance Writer

Fibromyalgia Dallas: Massage for Pain Relief and Flexibility

January 16, 2010


John James, LMT

Fibromyalgia massage therapy is now very popular with fibromyalgia patients. In a 2005 survey of over 2000 people with fibromyalgia, including Dallas Metroplex respondents, a significant majority said that they considered massage therapy as the treatment option of choice.

Our Fibromyalgia Massage Therapy Is Hands On

Fibromyalgia symptoms range from from “generalized achiness” to  trigger point sensitivity to completely debilitating pain over the entire body. Our fibromyalgia  massage therapy  manipulates your muscles and soft tissues in order to provide relief from pain, relieve stress, increase your flexibility and also provide you a peaceful, relaxing experience. Done with the hands, a variety of techniques from Myofascial Release, CranioSacral Therapy and Reflexology are blended into a unique, pain-relieving experience.

Massage Gives Pain Relief

Massage therapy is one of the most beneficial treatments for fatigue and pain caused by fibromyalgia. A 1996 research study reported decreases of pain symptoms in 38% of patients after receiving just ten 30-minute sessions of massage therapy for fibromyalgia pain. It is clear from this study and others that significant pain relief is possible with a program of fibromyalgia massage. A significant improvement in their sleeping was also reported: fibromyalgia sufferers slept longer periods of time, and, they were less disturbed by a variety of sleep disorders, after fibromyalgia massage sessions.

Benefits of Massage Therapy

Specific benefits of massage therapy for fibromyalgia reported by our patients include:

  • improved blood circulation in the muscles, facilitating muscle repair
  • enhanced flexibility
  • better range of motion
  • reduction of stress and incidence of depression
  • significant pain relief
  • reduced stiffness
  • better sleep patterns.

As part of our fibromyalgia massage sessions we provide Nutritional information and recommend specific techniques gleaned from over a decade of successfully facilitating Fibromyalgia support groups.

We would be happy to discuss your personal circumstance and fibromyalgia symptoms. Please call to find out how we may be able to help; there is no obligation:

John James, LMT
John James Massage Plano
469 855-2049

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