You need massage therapists who have studied how to give a person with fibromyalgia a massage. It HAS to be a gentle massage. I get a monthly massage and it helps me soooo much. I tried stopping them for several months for financial reasons and got all knotted up in pain again. That is something I can't give up.
Here is a link to the American Massage Therapy Association where the people are licensed and have to take classes yearly in order to continue to be in this organization. You can find a good massage therapist here. I would also ask if they work on fibro clients.
Kathy, there might be a similar organization in Australia.
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