10 Tips for Managing Fibromyalgia Symptoms

6. Consider Massage Therapy for Pain Management and Better Sleep

There is no denying that getting a massage can bring you a feeling of deep relaxation and calm, which is ideal if you suffer from insomnia as a result of fibromyalgia. Regular massages can help with sleep, whether from a professional or a partner before bed. With your partner, create a quiet, dark, warm (not hot) and calm bedroom environment, which helps promote sleep, and use calming essential oils to help you fall asleep.

There are also specific types of professional massage that can help control pain. Lymphatic drainage massage promotes the flow of lymph throughout the body, which improves blood circulation and removes toxins. Studies have shown that lymphatic drainage massage is more effective at improving symptoms of fibromyalgia than standard connective tissue massage.

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