What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?


Fibromyalgia is a condition

Fibromyalgia is diagnosed when

Massage is indicated for fi-

(page 50)

that involves chronic mus-

other diseases have

bromyalgia. Care must be taken


cle pain, trigger points, ten-

been ruled out, and seven to ten

not to overtreat, however, be-


der points, and nonrestora-

active trigger points are identified,

cause patients are extremely sen-


tive sleep.


sitive to pain and may have accu-




mulations of waste products in




the tissues that are dificult to




flush out adequately. '


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