23/1/2023 0 Comments
How massage therapy can help with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) / Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.)
A good number of folks have heard some of my "health history" story - but many have not. So here I'd like to explore with you a little deeper into just one of the reasons I am so very passionate about the work that I do. The whole tale is far too long for one wee blog post, but the "York Notes" (really dating myself there, amn't I!?) version is that having undertaken an M.A. at St Andrews University, an M.Sc. at the University of Sheffield, an M.Phil. at the University of Sheffield, and powering through the remainder of my Ph.D...my health suddenly collapsed under the combined weight of Fibromyalgia, ME, and ~unnamed gut issues~. I went from doing all the things for all the people all the time to...nothing.
I was in perpetual screaming agony, exhaustion, and had zero employment rights (fun fact! As a Ph.D. candidate, you are neither a "student", nor an "employee" - so the institution has ZERO responsibilities to you. This means that you can be fired in the middle of the night with no warning and no recourse, FOR BEING DISABLED, and in fact multiple people within the Students' Union, the Disabilities Service, and H.R. will say "I really don't see what you're complaining about". To your face.) - and stayed that way for the next decade.
It has been a long, long, painful journey that I have had to traverse alone. But now I know what works. And you'd best believe I am DETERMINED to ensure other folks know about it and have access to it - hence, The WellNyss Tree!
Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME) are chronic conditions that can cause widespread pain, fatigue, and other symptoms. These conditions can be debilitating and can significantly impact a person's quality of life. However, there is hope for those who suffer from these conditions, and one effective form of treatment is massage therapy.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes widespread pain, tenderness, and fatigue. The condition is often accompanied by sleep disturbances, headaches, and irritable bowel syndrome. CFS, on the other hand, is a chronic condition characterized by severe fatigue that is not improved by rest and is accompanied by other symptoms such as muscle pain, headaches, and difficulty concentrating.
Massage therapy can be an effective treatment for both fibromyalgia and CFS. It can help to alleviate pain, improve sleep, and reduce stress and anxiety. Massage therapy can also improve flexibility, increase blood flow, and help to release muscle tension.
One of the main benefits of massage therapy for fibromyalgia and CFS is that it can help to alleviate pain. Massage therapy can help to release muscle tension, which can reduce pain and improve flexibility. It can also increase blood flow, which can help to reduce inflammation and promote healing.
Massage therapy can also help to improve sleep for those with fibromyalgia and CFS. It can help to relax the body and mind, which can promote better sleep. Additionally, massage therapy can help to reduce stress and anxiety, which can also improve sleep.
Another benefit of massage therapy for fibromyalgia and CFS is that it can help to reduce stress and anxiety. Stress and anxiety can exacerbate symptoms of fibromyalgia and CFS, and massage therapy can help to reduce these symptoms. It can also help to promote relaxation and a sense of well-being.
In addition to these benefits, massage therapy can also help to improve flexibility and increase blood flow. This can help to reduce muscle tension and improve overall function.
It's important to note that massage therapy should be used in conjunction with other forms of treatment, such as medication and physical therapy, to get the best results. It's also important to work with a qualified and experienced massage therapist who is familiar with fibromyalgia and CFS and can tailor a massage therapy treatment plan to meet your specific needs.
In conclusion, massage therapy can be an effective treatment for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. It can help to alleviate pain, improve sleep, and reduce stress and anxiety. It can also improve flexibility, increase blood flow, and help to release muscle tension. If you or someone you know suffers from fibromyalgia or CFS, consider massage therapy as a form of treatment. Find out more here, and if you're ready to book your own session, you can do that here - I can't wait to work with you!
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