I love going to the Spa for a day with my girlfriends. I find the heat of the sauna, and steam room help me to relax.
I don’t usually ask for a massage as I am always worried that it could stir things up rather than help with Fibromyalgia pain and so I usually go for a pedicure or facial instead.
However, when I had my last trigger point injections I was explaining to the pain consultant that nothing seems to be of any help to the pain in between my shoulder blades and down my arm ( something which is very common with Fibro sufferers), and I said that I feel I could do with someone to have a good dig and release some of the tension with a good massage.
He then said that one of the Physiotherapists he uses specializes in this type of massage and booked me an appointment to see her.
Over the years I have tried acupuncture for that area, heat pads and have had trigger point injections there as well. All the treatments worked initially but the relief was not long lasting so I was keen to let the Physiotherapist work her magic. And work her magic she did, my goodness me, it was a tad painful but she really dug deep and released the knots and gave me specific easy exercises to work on that area.
I have to wait 4 weeks between each treatment and the pain relief is evident up to the four weeks. I am just dreading finishing this course of treatment in case it comes back as painful as it was before. But I think that next time I have a spa day with the girls I will book a back and shoulder massage. I would certainly recommend this to any Fibro sufferer.
For more information on help with the pain of Fibromyalgia head to the Fibro Blogger Directory where you will find many articles and links to other sufferes.