I have worked with many clients experiencing fibromyalgia and I have noticed a repetitive set of circumstances with all my fibromyalgia clients: Chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and tenderness in localized areas.
First we discuss the areas that are tender or bothersome, and go over your current approach to health and overcoming these symptoms.
I address the fascia of the body - because I believe that lack of exercise and stretching lead to tightness and pain, this becomes exacerbated with fatigue. I may use a variety of techniques such as:
Deep Tissue: Ashiatsu - this addresses the fascia without hurting or going too deep, trigger point therapy, and myofascial release
Thai massage: for stretching and opening up fascia
Swedish and Lomi Lomi: for wonderful relaxation
Craniosacral or Healing Touch: for releasing tension held in the nervous system and cleansing the biofield.
Shiatsu or Reflexology: for balancing the meridians and energy pathways, releasing tenderness in localized areas, and releasing overall mental tension
We may also discuss:
Diet: Such as reducing inflaming foods (like sugar, gluten, red-meat, grains, and alcohol) and using supplements
Exercise: Incorporating a 20-min stretching regime into your daily life (like yoga, pilates, Tai Chi, rebounder, etc)
Flower Remedies: For stabilizing mental and emotional well-being