Health Benefits of Massage: Help fibromyalgia pain.
According to the National Institutes of Health Scientists, fibromyalgia affects 5 million Americans 18 or older.
Between 80 and 90 percent of people diagnosed with fibromyalgia are women. However, men and children also can have the disorder.
Studies have found that up to 91 percent of people with fibromyalgia use some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and up to 75 percent use massage therapy for relief. I have several patients with fibro and they find a minimum monthly massage allows them to enjoy their days and be more active.