Myofascial Release for Fibromyalgia in London, N13

Discover the calming benefits of Advanced Myofascial Release - a combination of manual therapy techniques that work to ease painful connective tissue.

This specialist treatment has a profound calming effect on pain sensation and is an exceptional tool in Fibro pain management.

Ayla J.

I have been suffering with fibromyalgia for years and contacted Steven in September after a particularly difficult few months. 

We had a 15 minute video call to discuss my symptoms and possible treatment, and during the call Steven asked me questions about things like light sensitivity,music choices, music volume, and room temperature. This was immensely helpful and put me at ease as I knew what to expect.

As a neurodivergent person who also has anxiety, I have found Steven's approach to the little details immensely helpful. Steven has made all the difference compared to other massage therapists I've been to. When I arrived for my first session he'd made sure to set things up the way we'd spoken about in the call and he'd even thought about tactile sensitivity, such as using a blanket instead of a towel to cover up with during the massage treatment.

During my sessions with Steven I've found him to be very conscientious and aware. He checks in throughout the session to make sure I'm still comfortable and encourages good communication in all areas.

In addition, Steven writes useful blogs and suggests helpful things like guided meditation videos, stretches and exercises. He is really knowledgable about the body and always explains things in a way I can understand.

Also, I had mentioned a book that I found helpful for fibromyalgia (the Fibro Manual), and the next session I had with Steven I was suprised to learn that he'd bought the book and already read a chunk! I thought this was amazing. He's always looking to further his knowledge in order to help his clients.

Steven provides a completely tailored treatment each time I see him which means we can adjust to focus on current pain areas whilst still treating the central sensitization issue (focusing on calming my nervous system as a whole).

When I met Stephen I was in crisis mode - the pain was taking over my whole day, and most of the night. Now I feel I'm through crisis/survival and into a period of healing and replenishing.

I am really happy to have found Steven and I highly recommend him ūüôā

What are the symptoms of Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia, otherwise known as Fibromyalgia Syndrome or FMS is a neurological condition. 

There are many symptoms of Fibromyalgia that vary considerably and are particular to each individual. They can include but are not limited to:

  • Widespread pain throughout the body
  • Chronic fatigue/exhaustion
  • Stiffness and aching joints and muscles
  • Difficulty in concentrating, dizziness – ‚ÄúFibro fog‚ÄĚ
  • Painful periods
  • Headaches
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Nausea
  • Hypersensitivity to touch, light, sound or taste
  • Problems with vision
  • Jaw pain and TMJ issues
  • Urinary problems

What causes Fibromyalgia?

Whilst Fibromyalgia is classified as idiopathic (cause is unknown) it often coincides with trauma. It is now considered that traumatic events, including surgery, the death of a loved one, or physical or emotional abuse, can be the initial trigger to Fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia flare-ups can be triggered by stressful events and can be accompanied by anxiety and depression.

When many factors contribute to a chronic condition in this way, they are described as biopsychosocial.

This acknowledges that the condition is perpetuated, not just by biological conditions, but also by other events. The combined impact of all these factors causes the body’s nervous system to feel under attack and become hypersensitive. 

Known as central- sensitisation, messages between the brain and the spinal cord create an over-amplification of pain.

non-specific back pain

The body senses danger and locks down the connective tissue (fascia) which wraps around and through the muscles.

This connective tissue, with its many thousands of nerve endings, becomes hypersensitive to pain. 

How is Fibromyalgia diagnosed?

Fibromyalgia is notoriously difficult to diagnose and is often misdiagnosed. Many people with Fibromyalgia have had deeply unpleasant experiences of not being believed or not being taken seriously.

It is common to have multiple misdiagnoses. There is, however, a recognised medical criterion for a diagnosis:

  • Severe pain in 3 to 6 areas of the body
  • Or milder pain in 7 or more areas
  • Symptoms have persisted for more than 3 months
  • There is no other specific reason for the symptoms

Fibromyalgia may be a diagnosis of elimination. Blood tests, urine tests and X-rays may be used to eliminate other potential conditions.

Myofascial release for Fibromyalgia

Advanced Myofascial Release for Fibromyalgia

Advanced Myofascial Release is a holistic therapy focused on softening or releasing painful connective tissue called fascia.

Techniques work with the nervous system to move from the sympathetic (fight and flight) mode to the parasympathetic (rest and relaxation) mode.

What to expect from Fibromyalgia Treatment

Each treatment plan is tailored to the individual. The pressure that feels just right for one person, may be excruciating for another.

Fibromyalgia treatment incorporates a range of safe and effective techniques with the therapist and the individual work together to agree on realistic goals and to measure progress.

Advanced Myofascial Release can be considered one of the key pain management tools for Fibromyalgia.

First-visit-appointment

Your First Visit Appointment determines how we will progress to achieve your desired outcome.

An hour and a quarter gives us plenty time for assessment, goal setting, treatment and a self-care plan. 

During our session we will agree our treatment plan incorporating Advanced Myofascial Release or Jing Method Clinical Massage. 

Treatments are holistic, incorporating a range of safe and effective techniques.

First Visit Appointment

75-minutes
£90
£ 85
00
Until 1st September 2024
  • Discuss signs and symptoms
  • Understand flare ups and triggers
  • Discuss and Agree Goals
  • Discuss and Agree Treatment Plan
  • Agree comfort - table linens, cushions
  • Advanced Myofascial Release or Jing Method Treatment
  • Agree and Review Self-Care Plan

Your First Visit

FAQ

Myofascial release should not be painful. A good therapist will encourage communication to ensure you are comfortable throughout.

Myofascial release in itself does not cure fibro. It can; however, help to calm the nervous system and significantly reduce fibro symptoms.

Book a First Visit Appointment. This longer session will allow us time for a full assessment, goal setting and treatment. You can also explore treatment with a free discovery video call.

If you find that myofascial release sessions are beneficial in reducing symptoms, then consider including it as part of your overall treatment plan, rather than a short-term intervention.

Check availability and book your appointment

It’s easy to book an appointment online. If your preferred time is not shown, please call us on 0207 661 7044.