Fibromyalgia is a medical condition characterized by chronic widespread pain and heightened pain response to pressure.
It seems that the relationship between massage therapy and Fibromyalgia is clouded and controversial when it comes to asking if massage is actually effective in helping relieve Fibromyalgia pain. A study was conducted in order to evaluate the evidence of massage therapy and Fibromyalgia patients to see if there are effective therapy options for those patients. Patients were sought out and research found that the most common issues reported for Fibromyalgia “were pain, anxiety, depression, and sleep disturbance.” Nine different trials with FM patients and massage therapy were performed for 5 or more weeks and those patients “had beneficial immediate effects on improving pain, anxiety, and depression.” But, ultimately, those current findings could not be completely backed up due to “fewer eligible studies in subgroup meta-analyses and no evidence on follow-up effects.
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