Fibromyalgia is relatively common disorder affecting primarily women in the 25-45 year age group. It is frequently a diagnosis of exclusion where the symptoms cannot be attributed to other causes. Normally it has a slow onset, and although non-fatal and non-degenerative, it causes chronic long-term difficulties and may, in rare instances, become debilitating.
This DVD describes the symptoms and experiences of Fibromyalgia sufferers, and shows how to use bodywork and various supplements to address the most common symptoms. You will learn to evaluate the eighteen tender spots that are the diagnosis for Fibromyalgia, as well as massage sessions for sleep, pain and headaches. This detailed, informative program will give you the tools you need to effectively help those with Fibromyalgia.
“We all know that we can count on Riehl to produce a first-rate, high-quality DVD. Beautifully produced with easy-to-navigate menus, this Massage Therapy for Fibromyalgia offers an incisive overview of this confusing syndrome that answers the questions massage therapists are asking.” Lisa Mertz, PhD, LMT Massage Therapy Journal
Massage Today Review: Massage Therapy for Fibromyalgia is a much-needed tool for people with fibromyalgia, as well as massage therapists. Understanding what these people are experiencing and the three different massages to help alleviate their pain is priceless. This DVD provides excellent massages to help our clients who have fibromyalgia, as well as describes what we know now and theories of what they know so far.
Running Time: 1 Hr, 58 mins
- Defining Fibromyalgia
- Tender point assessment
- 4 theories of cause
- Treatment basics
- Vitamin D
- Massage for sleep (20 min.)
- Massage for pain (23 min.)
- Massage for headaches (37 min.)
- Plus DVD Extras: Diet, Exercise, Acupuncture, Chronic Fatigue & Fibro-Fog
Instructors: Karta Purk Singh Khalsa, Sean Riehl, Daniel Diamond, Jon Jeffers, Doris Scoltock-Smelz
Sean Riehl has been a massage therapist since 1990 and taught massage in the US since 1993. He has extensive advanced training in various modalities.
Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa is the author of Body Balance and The Way of Ayurvedic Herbs, as well as co-author of Herbal Defense. He has written over 200 articles and has been studying and teaching Ayurvedic treatments for over 30 years.