Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Fibromyalgia, how do you detect, how do you treat? What do your clients who have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia have in common? Do you have a protocol, or is everyone of them different? I now have met several with the diagnosis and see some commonality. Forum on Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP) “I work with several patients whom have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Doc's don't know what to for it other than throwing drugs at it, although there seems to be some that do work for some patients. I have had some patients that have had Doc's just throw one medication after another with some patients on a cocktail of several medications. I have found with palpation, as I describe it to patients, that the tissues feel like "glue". There are also tender points within the fascia that are present, and pain that seems to travel. Slow myofascial release therapy, I have found, works well with my patients suffering from FM. It is slow enough, I feel, for the nervous system to adjust to the information of the tissue to respond. There are other reports that suggest a lack of vitamin D and B12 play a role with FM, as well as past trauma that has not been resolved in the tissues.“. Andrew Wolfe, LMP
Just wanted to share my two cents about being a male massage therapist. Comment by other male massage therapist on formun Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) Response; Andrew Wolfe,LMP "I have been in the profession for 26 years.I started and continued my private practice by focusing on medical and rehabilitation massage therapy. This has made a difference to me and my practice. There have been some hurdles I have encounter but it comes down to confidence and a willingness to step outside of ones own comfort zone to feel solid in oneself that allows others to feel comfortable with themselves to work with me regardless of how I ware my skin".
Tuesday, June 18, 2013