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This group is dedicated to formulating a good knowledge base from which MT's can obtain a high level of understanding of  the condition and how best to treat the fibromyalgia client seeking their help.   

Location: World wide.
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Latest Activity: May 23, 2017

The video above was created by a sufferer to convey just how complex and depressing the condition can be.

When a fibromyalgia client first visits you for treatment, it is vital to show empathy and understanding. This is due to the likelyhood she will have had an extreamly long and difficult journey in obtaining a diagnosis,  The double wammy, aggresive invisable pain, and not being believed by familly or medical profession because on the outside these clients look to be in ok health. In these cases support group information will be of help. =

Chronic Pain - Is it All in Their Head? - Daniel J. Clauw M.D. The video below is a presentation by Andrew Gross MD head of Rheumatology clinic at  the University of California. Massage Therapy gets very little mention in his presentation and exemplifies that MT is still struggling to get proper recognition for the help we can offer the fibromyalgia sufferer. The video does offer good insight into the possible causes and changes in the central nervous system which is well worth understanding.


An article by Eric Dalton

September/October's  by Cara McGuinnis

Thanks to Kelly Sanders for the facebook link!/groups/108380879231706/

Linked in Fibromyalgia research info.


Discussion Forum

” What type of massage therapy doctors should choose to refer their patience for treatments????

Hello members .On the February 2nd 2012 we witnessed a press release related massage therapy of extreme healing power.Massaging muscles may reduce inflammation, spur mitochondria formation. USA Today…Continue

Started by Boris Prilutsky Feb 13, 2012.

Is massage therapy recognized as an therapeutic /medical procedure???

Is  massage therapy recognized as an therapeutic /medical procedure???This link is to my article on this subject, where I am not only answering this question but also proposing practical steps.…Continue

Started by Boris Prilutsky Dec 11, 2011.

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Comment by Stephen Jeffrey on June 25, 2013 at 9:50am

Gary I used to really struggle to understand the scientific position on massage, articles etc untill I purchased Critical thinking skills via the great courses. $59 in the sale.

Take a look it really helped me

Comment by Stephen Jeffrey on June 25, 2013 at 9:45am

Hi Gary although this article has created lots of interest for the moment I would not make any changes to how you treat FM clients based on this paper. 

Those with suitable critical thinking skills are not impressed see below.

Diane Jacobs The hype around this is a bit much.

The study had very few subjects to make such a high-flying claim, and it seems to me, they were chosen quite carefully.. Pain Med, as a journal, I find tends to push for labelled-line straight-through pain explanations. Or, at least, it seems to let papers like that through without any objection at all. 
Someone asked me about it on another page. I replied, 

"I think it's very hyped. In order to say "pain from fibromyalgia comes from blood vessels in the hands" definitively, they would need a lot bigger sample, and a lot of "normal" people without fibromyalgia to compare them to. Then they would have to rule out the possibility that a bunch of so-called "normal" (without fibromyalgia) people ALSO had a lot of blood vessels in the skin of their hands. 

Comment by Gary W Addis, LMT on June 21, 2013 at 12:08am

So, Stephen, having just read the article, a question for you.  If the premise is true, would putting FM client's hands in gloves during the session aid or hinder the treatment? Your opinion, please? and after the session, based on the premise, what advice should be given the client for "homework"?

Comment by Gary W Addis, LMT on June 20, 2013 at 11:59pm

Stephen, I posted this link with credit to you for finding it, to a LinkedIn forum.  It's certainly food for thoughtful discussion.

Comment by Stephen Jeffrey on June 20, 2013 at 10:03am

Fibromyalgia Is Not All In The Head, It's In Skin, Paper Concludes

Comment by Stephen Jeffrey on June 11, 2013 at 6:44am
Comment by Boris Prilutsky on May 22, 2013 at 11:23am
Hi Stephen .
It is great article to learn on attempts of different companies to extract money from people who are suffering  from fibromyalgia . The point is, that even US Academy of rheumatology claiming that this syndrome is idiopathic. Means they do not know what is causing all this devastating symptoms. At the time rheumatologists  claiming expertise to treat it. Also Academy claiming that this is not inflammatory conditions, but practically everyone prescribing antiinflammatory drugs. The big confusion is that histological studies techniques to determine acute inflammatory condition, and low-grade inflammatory condition is very different. Of course if patients with fibromyalgia, who will be exposed to some degree of physical activities,and  most likely it will lead to flare up, and will escalate to acute inflammation, in such a case within the same person study test will come out in support that fibromyalgia is an inflammatory condition. As we stating in this article Fibromyalgia is a Fibromyositis.

For many years , by providing specifically designed approach /massage therapy ,I am successfully treating patients who suffer from fibromyalgia, achieve sustained results and help to manage it so people can come back to normal life activities.
Few years ago I started developing silicone jars method. Due to clinical outcome, it became clear that silicone jars massage makes a huge difference in management of fibromyalgia symptoms. When the silicone jars is incorporated in medical massage protocol for fibromyalgia the results are coming faster and are easily sustainable.BTW. lower cytokine concentrations, is found within people when insufficient lymphatic drainage . Of course pH will drop, but not everyone will develop  pain all over the this case , and due to accumulation of metabolic   toxic  waste product , people just will have weak immune response , and easily can get  sick , cold , flu  etc..Because of myofascial  dysfunctions within fibromyalgia patients  , it will be insufficiency of lymphatic drainage. lower cytokine concentrations, in my views has nothing to do with pain. Additional info in my article

there is one typo within this article. Instead of inspiration, you should read inhalation.

Best wishes.


PS. Recently I had a patient, men 49 years old. Who did suffered from pain all over the body, was diagnosed with major depressive disorder, whatever its means. Interesting case I am planning to discuss this case in one of my blogs.

Comment by Stephen Jeffrey on May 22, 2013 at 6:46am
Comment by Stephen Jeffrey on May 10, 2013 at 5:42am

Comment by Stephen Jeffrey on May 9, 2013 at 11:10am

"On May 18 and 19 2013 Boris Prilutsky is doing a seminar for massage therapists who treat fibromyalgia sufferers incorperating the use of cupping with silicone jars."


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