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Massage for Fibromyalgia

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Massage for Fibromyalgia

Massage for Fibromyalgia

The Fibromyalgia and Massage course is designed to provide a massage therapist with a thorough understanding of this highly variable syndrome in order to provide the best care possible to their clients. This course will help massage therapists deal with fibromyalgia clients by learning all about the condition and learning specific techniques to include in a session.

The objective of this course is to provide the background and framework necessary for a massage therapist to design a customised management plan for each fibromyalgia client. A crucial element of a treatment with a fibromyalgia client is assessment, application and re-assessment. Through evaluation of a client’s symptoms, a practitioner will choose to apply certain massage techniques and may offer referrals for specified complementary therapies. A thorough understanding of fibromyalgia helps develop the therapist’s compassion, confidence and vision to effectively relieve its symptoms.

  • What is Fibromyalgia

    Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a condition of widespread muscular pain and fatigue. FMS includes a constellation of chronic symptoms, including deep aching in the muscles, burning, stabbing, throbbing pains and profound, draining fatigue and muscular weakness.

    The term fibromyalgia (fi-bro-my-AL-ja) is derived from fibro- (from the Latin word fibra, or fibrous tissue), myo- (the Greek prefix myos, for muscles) and algia- (the Greek word algos, which means pain). Literally, it means pain in the muscles, ligaments and tendons.

    Fibromyalgia – The NHS View

    Fibromyalgia, also called fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), is a long-term condition that causes pain all over the body.

    Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

    As well as widespread pain, people with fibromyalgia may also have:


    • increased sensitivity to pain
    • extreme tiredness (fatigue)
    • muscle stiffness
    • difficulty sleeping
    • problems with mental processes (known as “fibro-fog”), such as problems with memory and concentration
    • headaches
    • irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a digestive condition that causes stomach pain and bloating
  • The Qualification

    This qualification is accredited as a CPD course with the Sports Therapy Organisation (S.T.O) and Bright Accreditation.

    Upon completion of the one day course you will recieve a certificate in Fibromyalgia Massage.

  • Course Content

    This course comes with a manual of 32 pages which your tutor will run through with you during your course. The information in the manual is to give learners a firm understanding of Fibromyalgia and how the conditions affects those who have it and how you can provide a safe and effective massage for those who have the condition.

    Manual conent:

    • What Fibromyalgia is and the symptoms of the disease
    • How Fibromyalgia is treated
    • The causes of Fibroymalgia
    • The disease overview
    • The main symtoms in depth
    • The 18 tenderpoint areas of a Fibromyalgia client
    • Conditions associated with Fibromyalgia
    • Massage therapy for Fibromyalgia
    • Cupping for Fibromyalgia
    • Massage products to use including CBD oils
    • Benefts of exercising and stretching for Fibromyalgia clients
    • Consultations and planning a Fibromyalgia treatment
    • Conducting a treatment and the different types for Fibromyalgia clients
  • Practical Training

    ​Whilst having a run through your course manual, you will learn and practically practise the following:

    • Conducting a consultation and assessment for a Fibromyalgia client
    • How to physically assess the 18 tender points of a Fibromyalgia client
    • Learn how to conduct a massage to help with sleep
    • Learn how to conduct a massage to help with pain
    • Learn how to conduct a massage to help with headaches

    This is a two day course.

  • Upon Qualification

    You will receive a certificate in Fibromyalgia Massage that is accredited by the Sports Therapy Organisation (S.T.O.) and Bright Accreditation.

  • Entry Requirement

    It is a requirement that you hold a L3 massage qualification.

  • Course Cost

    Option 1: £395 Full Payment

    Option 2: 3 Monthly payments of £132 via Direct Debit

    *Please note that the full course fee must be paid before attending the practical training course and course manuals are given upon attendance.


    Please complete your payment at the bottom of this page by clicking the payment button or authorising your direct debit payments and contacting us at with

    • Your full name
    • Preferred course date
    • Copy of your L3 massage certificate.

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