Tag Archives: fibromyalgia

Massage and infra-red sauna – together

Today I have had an infra-red sauna, followed by a 45 minute back, shoulder and arm massage. Blissful.  I’ve written before (well, half a post, I accidentally deleted the other half and was too crook to re-write) about infra-red sauna. … Continue reading

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Tracking your symptoms with apps or on paper?

Do you track your symptoms and activity? I used to but fell out of the habit once I stopped improving and started sliding backwards in my recovery because it was, quite frankly, dispiriting to see I wasn’t doing as well … Continue reading

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Body scrub and detox wrap

Firstly, I’m doing well at the moment so I really enjoyed this treatment.  Early on in my illness, I had a hydrotherapy spa, exfoliation and mud wrap which left me feeling really sick for days, so be careful the first … Continue reading

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Hypnotherapy

Along with my diagnosis of post-viral chronic fatigue syndrome, the specialist said I’d be better in 18 months.  When that timeframe had ticked by, with only a moderate improvement, I was getting pretty panicked. Earlier, I had seen a psychologist … Continue reading

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Massage – a luxury or a necessity?

Massage, like yoga and meditation, is one of the things that makes me feel a lot better. I have one nearly once a week. My muscles feel so much better, I feel limber and often more energetic. (I feel like … Continue reading

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Meditation to cope with pain

Meditation has been one of the things that has helped me cope with the pain, the frustration and the other emotions and challenges of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. It is one of the few things that I can do … Continue reading

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The bath, for painful days

Imagine huge bath with a beautiful view out across a garden, to a lake with a backdrop of spectacular mountains. I wish I had one like that, or even one outside for hot days. Oooh, and that it had spa … Continue reading

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