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JANUARY | FEBRUARY 2017

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C h e c k o u t A B M P 's l a t e s t n e w s a n d b l o g p o s t s . Av a i l a b l e a t w w w. a b m p . c o m . 49 Massage therapy is commonly sought out by fibromyalgia patients to help manage their widespread chronic pain; in fact, nearly 75 percent have given it a try. 1 But performing massage on this group can be challenging, since some sufferers are so sensitive to touch they can barely stand the feeling of clothes on their skin, let alone manual therapy. Because the wrong type of massage can cause pain flares and be disastrous for fibromyalgia sufferers, it is vital for any massage therapist to know how to choose the right techniques to use with their fibromyalgia clients. As a physician and massage therapist team that focuses exclusively on treating fibromyalgia, we will share the most effective techniques we have found to use for this condition. By Ginevra Liptan, MD, and Jamie Liptan Fibromyalgia

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