Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Susan Ingebretson is a Human Touch "Friend in Wellness" and talks with others about the benefits of massage for those suffering from Fibromyalgia.

Sue talks here about her book, “FibroWHYalgia: Why Rebuilding the Ten Root Causes of Chronic Illness Restores Chronic Wellness” and of the benefits of massage for those who suffer everyday from Fibromyalgia pain.

“I discuss the healthy benefits of massage in several places in my book. I discuss how massage can be a vital and healthy part of the recovery process for those with chronic conditions. I discuss how finding the right balance of healing modalities is extremely important.”

Sue is a writer, speaker and the director of program development for the Fibromyalgia Research and Education Center at California State University, Fullerton. Her book, FibroWHYalgia: Why Rebuilding the Ten Root Causes of Chronic Illness Restores Chronic Wellness, details her own journey from illness to wellness.

Here’s a quote from page #88:
‘The key is finding the right balance — for you. Once you decide to make wellness a priority, it’s up to you to choose how to prioritize the rest of your life.’

In chapter 7 (entitled What’ll it Be — Illness or Wellness?), I detail several different healing modalities that are powerfully effective to help develop emotional wellness and provide stress relief. Massage is listed as one of these modalities. Here’s my opening paragraph from that section on page #110:

‘If you think massage is not a valuable stress-relieving tool, I’d wager you’ve never had one. A good massage soothes you physically and mentally. In fact, if insurance companies were truly interested in preventative medicine, regular massage would be covered under most plans.’ “

If you have Fibromyalgia and would like to learn more about how massage can help ease your pain, discomfort and lack of sleep, please leave a comment for Sue below and she will be happy to chat with you.

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