What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a condition of exclusion with symptoms of whole-body musculoskeletal pain in addition to fatigue, sleep, memory, mood and digestive issues. Fibromyalgia is believed to be linked to errors in the way a person’s brain perceives painful stimuli. Due to the hypersensitivity of a person’s neurological system, those who suffer from fibromyalgia experience significant pain out of proportion to the source of pain. To learn more about Fibromyalgia symptoms, causes, and Chiropractic care and Naturopathic medicine, click here.

How does massage therapy help with fibromyalgia?

Massage therapy can play an integral role in the treatment of Fibromyalgia. Massage therapy lowers production of substance P, a neurotransmitter that is linked to a person’s pain response. Massage therapy also lowers the production of cortisol which is our stress hormone, leading the way to improved daytime energy and sleep quality at night. Redmond Oregon massage therapy also reduces muscle tension which decreases pain. Massage also promotes circulation, increasing the flow of oxygen, blood, and nutrients to the muscles in addition to removing inflammatory waste products. All of these massage processes promote pain reduction.

Please call 541-516-1045 today to begin treatment with our massage therapist, Chiropractor, and Naturopathic doctor for your fibromyalgia pain. By combining massage, Chiropractic therapies, and other natural treatments you will be on your way to reclaiming your health!

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