Fibromyalgia is difficult to diagnose because many of the symptoms of fibromyalgia mimic those of other disorders.  A person is considered to have fibromyalgia if he or she has widespread pain in combination with tenderness in at least 11 of 18 specific sites.   

Many forms of massage are very difficult to do because the person with fibromyalgia is very sensitive to touch and pressure is unbearable.  I begin treatment with very light pressure in the order of just an ounce or two.  If I get to a point that the person can tolerate more pressure I may use it, however I can work deep inside of a person to address problems of adhesions and tissue constrictions to relieve a lot of the resultant pain with light pressures.  I can not repair the root cause of fibromyalgia but I can greatly improve the quality of life for fibromyalgia sufferers.

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