In this video I give an overview of how to give a Thai Massage to someone with fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a medical condition characterized by chronic pain and extreme sensitivity to pressure. It can also be accompanied with depression and anxiety. The video offers options for students and practitioners of all levels: i.e. those with a more basic understanding, others with Ayurveda and Thai massage training as well as those as well as those well versed with incorporating the sen lines. Given the very nature of Thai Massage as a metta -or loving kindness- based massage, it is my belief that anyone who has learned even a little can massage someone with fibromyalgia. My advice is to incorporate the information here that is at your level of expertise. Stay within your comfort zone! At the same time, a word to the wise… The information contained in this video is for educational and recreational purposes only, and should not be used to replace professional medical advice. People who put this into practice are solely responsible for how they choose to utilize this content. This video should not be relied on in diagnosing or treating a medical condition. It is best to seek advice and attention from your physician or qualified healthcare professional. Always consult your physician before beginning a new treatment or fitness program. If you have any questions or stories you’d like to share massaging someone with fibromyalgia please leave your comments below!
Shai Plonski is a co-founder of the Still Light Centre in Toronto, and a skilled trainer of Thai Massage. In this episode of A Congruent Life, Shai