I've been doing some thinking and researching on massage therapy for Fibromyalgia.
In my previous encounters, I've had chiropractors who do some massage therapy, and I've gone to massage salons (is that what you call them??), and I've had my mix of good & bad experiences.
One of the best ever experiences I've had is with a salon in my hometown, as part of my mom's pre-wedding events. Mom and I went to the salon for various treatments, and her sister also joined us later for a trio of pedicures. The entire day was PERFECT and so relaxing. And that is the only massage place I've run across that has a Fibromyalgia specific massage. In a town of 50,000 people versus here in Chicagoland where I cannot find ANY! It was so surprising.
I wish I could find somewhere around here that specifically targets 30-60 minutes of massage specifically geared toward Fibro. On a side note, I definitely learned the hard way that 90 minutes is way too long for someone with Fibro!!!!
For more information, check out this website.
I'm also wondering about joining a support group. I can't decide whether or not to join a small group at my church with other ladies, or if I want to join a group targeted to meeting people with Fibro and people experiencing similar problems. The difficulty right now with the small group at church is that I don't want to let people down, especially those who don't understand Fibro. I'm going to be starting some pretty rigorous treatments with my chiropractor next month for 3-4 months, twice a week, with a really long drive, and I'm just unsure about jumping into something I may not be able to be fully committed to. But... I could really use the support.
For more information, check out this wesbite.
What do you all think?