Massage Therapy and Fibromyalgia

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Healthcare’s September, 2017 journal article was, as often is the case, promising! Results of a recent (2014) systematic review and meta-analysis concluded that massage therapy with a duration of 5 weeks or longer had beneficial, immediate effects on improving pain, anxiety, and depression. It was 9 randomized controlled trials involving 404 participants with fibromyalgia syndrome, and a 2015 systematic review and meta-analysis of ten randomized and non-randomized controlled trials involving a total of 145 participants concluded that overall, most styles of massage therapy consistently improved quality of life of patients with fibromyalgia syndrome.

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