Facts About Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic, painful disorder that affects the fibrous connective tissue components of muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

The medical term “fibromyalgia” is broken down into fibro-, “fibrous tissues” and -algia, “pain”; thus the term literally means “muscle and fibrous connective tissue pain.”

With or without applying pressure, there can be pain, tenderness, and stiffness of muscles, tendons, and surrounding soft tissues. The thing is that other symptoms can come to surface because of this sort of discomfort. Symptoms such as trouble sleeping, fatigue, difficulty thinking clearly, difficulty performing tasks, stress, an”iety, depression, and migraine headaches.

That being said, the causes for fibromyalgia are not well known at this time. It is thought to be the effect caused by overactive nerves. Treatment consists of stress reduction, regular exercise, applying heat, gentle massage, physical therapy, and medication for pain.

If you think you may have fibromyalgia, this is something to discuss with your physician. If you have already been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, I am here to share how Craniosacral Therapy, offered at Stillpoint Wellbeing Center in North Hampton and Plaistow, NH, can help.

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a manual therapy technique consisting of light touch, listening, and good intention to engage the tissues, evaluate, and encourage the body to change and heal itself. A treatment session is usually about 45 to 60 minutes. The patient remains fully clothed and simply lies in a comfortable position on a padded treatment table. The amount of manual touch of the therapist is very light, often as light as the weight of a coin.

Craniosacral Therapy is effective for adults and children. This therapy is used with headaches and chronic pain patients of all types and ages, including fibromyalgia! Often times, the therapist will use CST in combination with other therapies, like massage, exercise, or before and after surgery or other medical procedures.

Craniosacral Therapy is so simple, gentle and effective, it is now being used in hospitals, clinics, schools and nursing homes.

Call us today at 603-974-1630 to learn more or to book an appointment for Craniosacral Therapy at Stillpoint Wellbeing Center.