The Power of Touch for Fibromyalgia


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Pain can make it difficult to enjoy everyday activities, but for fibromyalgia patients, pain can be constant, interfering with sleep, work and daily tasks. According to the American Chronic Pain Association, fibromyalgia affects more than 6 million Americans.

Though there is no cure, massage therapy may be one way to make life a little easier for people with fibromyalgia.

What the Research Says

Researchers found that massage therapy improved anxiety, sleep, pain and quality of life in fibromyalgia patients—both immediately following and up to one month after. Read the full study »

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Members of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) are the most trusted massage therapists in the United States.

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