Fibromyalgia: Relaxation techniques
At the beginning of the active therapy there is the learning of procedures that bring about the conscious relaxation of the muscles (there is a generalized increased tension of the muscles in fibromyalgia = muscle hypertension) and reduce the psychological tension. There are many different procedures available, which each person affected should try out on his or her own to find out what is most suitable for him or her. Some of these procedures are offered by appropriately trained physiotherapists, otherwise there are plenty of offers at adult education centres, family education centres or similar institutes at moderate prices.
It is advisable to plan time once a day for relaxation exercises and to allow yourself a short break in between. You can find out more about progressive muscle relaxation with practical applications under our topic Progressive Relaxation according to Jacobson. – Autogenic training
- Progressive relaxation according to Jacobson
- Respiratory therapy
- Tai chi
- Chi gong
With a multimodal therapy concept (approach from different therapy directions) from medical, psychotherapeutic and physiotherapeutic treatment = ACTIVE AGAINST PAIN, the complex symptomatology can be alleviated in any case and the quality of life can be improved decisively.