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Fibromyalgia and massage

  Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a group of symptoms that includes chronic (long-term) pain in the soft tissues. Other disorders that frequently accompany FMS are fatigue, sleep disruption, migraine headaches and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and , unsurprisingly, depression. After other diseases have been ruled out FMS is normally diagnosed by the presence of 11 or more  tender

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Trigger point Therapy

Trigger point therapy came about from work carried out by Travel & Simons.  (Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: the Trigger Point Manual 1983) Myofascial trigger points are tiny ‘knots’ that can develop in a muscle when injured, overworked or underused. The defining symptom of a trigger point is that they will usually refer pain elsewhere, to

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