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Treating Fibromyalgia with Massage Therapy

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Fibromyalgia: if you have it, you know it’s more than just its definition, which characterizes it as a musculoskeletal disorder that affects the body’s soft tissue and muscles. It’s a frustrating, painful, and often ignored illness that presents with fatigue, depression, anxiety, and insomnia. Sufferers struggle to do normal, everyday things, as stress and activity only serve to exacerbate the symptoms. Unfortunately, there’s no cure for Fibromyalgia.  While there are topical creams and medications that can help manage the pain experienced by those suffering with the disease, there’s treatment as successful as message therapy.

In Toronto, there are plenty of clinics offering help for those suffering with the disease. Even if you were to limit your search to the east end (and specifically the Danforth), you’ll have plenty of choice when it comes to where you should get your treatment. But not all of these clinics are qualified to help you manage your pain. This is your health, so you should only trust your treatment to the best massage therapy Toronto has to offer.

When looking for a massage therapist Danforth physicians will direct you towards Registered Massage Therapist (RMT), like those found at Medical Massage Boutique. The professionals at this clinic are not only RMTs but they’re members of the College of Massage Therapies of Ontario, which ensures their skills, experience, and knowledge. These two features make them more than qualified to tackle your symptoms of Fibromyalgia, as well as a variety of other problems. To learn about their areas of expertise, check out

There are many benefits to booking an appointment with one of their RMTs.

Massage Therapy

Natural Alternative to Addictive Medication

Narcotics and opiates are highly addictive medications that are sometimes prescribed to control the pain associated with Fibromyalgia. However, these medications present issues with dependency, addiction, and other adverse side effects that many people become concerned about. Massaging away the pain can be a natural way of pain management that does not result in the adversities that can result from taking medication.

Can Alleviate Stress and Result in Relaxation to Calm Flare-Ups

Stress is one of the main triggers of Fibromyalgia pain. One of the ways to manage chronic pain from Fibromyalgia is to target its root. Visiting a therapist is an efficient way to relax a person and to help release the impact of stress from the body.

Initiates the Release of Endorphins (Natural Pain Killer)

The gentle touch of a RMT naturally releases endorphins (those feel good hormones) which result in energy, euphoria, general contentment, and as a means of pain relief. For those that suffer from the horrific pain from Fibromyalgia, the release of endorphins can act as a natural pain killer.

Studies on the effects of massage in the treatment of Fibromyalgia have clearly shown it can alleviate the pain that this disease causes. As opposed to some of the other treatments commonly used for this awful musculoskeletal disorder, an RMT has an array of impressive advantages, making their therapies a type of pain-management worth consideration. So find your closest Danforth massage therapy clinic and book your first appointment today.