Thursday, August 4, 2011

Coming Soon: Fascia and Fibromyalgia

I am very excited about this upcoming post because it will be the first look into some innovative techniques using the extended fascial paradigm in the treatment of a specific pathology. I recently stumbled upon an interesting article that outlines the role that fascia plays in Fibromyalgia. More importantly, how it may be a potential source of both the "problem" and the "solution" simultaneously. It is well known that massage has been a largely effective treatment for the reduction of symptomatic pain associated with fibromyalgia. Whereas some believe that the common "villain" is the muscle, there is growing evidence that fascial dysfunction is a more likely culprit. Therefore, any improvements to the delivery, absorption, and effective range of massage will help in relieving discomfort and pain. I will be outlining the Soft Ball Massage Technique in my next post, however I think it would be helpful to have a look at the article itself and get a fundamental look at the rationale behind this proposed technique. Enjoy and stay tuned for Soft Ball Rolling Massage!

Fibromyalgia and the Fascia Effect

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