My physicians prescribed deep tissue massage therapy to treat my chronic pain caused by Fibromyalgia. For at least three years I have been seeing Kristina Page at Nimbus Massage. In addition to Fibromyalgia, I have severe joint instability (EDS Type III) so if my muscles are relaxed too much, too quickly, then my joint instability can worsen. I found this out when I saw other massage therapists prior to starting my treatment with Kristina. Kristina has a delicate and cautious touch, and has been able to find the right balance to treat my Fibromyalgia pain without worsening my joint instability. Her deep tissue massage therapy works better than pain medication for me. In 2013, I was on Fentanyl patches, which are 50-100 times more powerful than morphine, but I unfortunately have insanely high metabolism so most medications don’t work for me. They either don’t work at all or they cause more severe side effects than benefits; sometimes both. I was able to go off the Fentanyl patches and have better pain relief after I started massage therapy with Kristina.
I first came to Nimbus Massage through my doctor’s recommendation. I have fibromyalgia. Through my research, I discovered that the massage technique of myofacial release had shown promise in alleviating pain for those suffering from this condition. Most of the “franchise spas” did not have therapists trained in this technique. Luckily, my doctor knew that Nimbus Massage did.
For the past four years I have been a client of Nimbus on a regularly scheduled basis. My therapist literally keeps me moving. Through the therapy I have been able to significantly dial back on the pain meds that I take. I have even experienced months where I have been pain med free. The therapy keeps me flexible and allows me to maintain a full range of motion.
Nimbus Massage’s therapists are skilled in their particular area of expertise. All of them participate in continuing education classes. The therapists are kind and compassionate. They truly want you to improve and feel better. Nimbus provides me a quality of life that my pain meds alone cannot. In fact if forced to choose, I would select massage therapy over my pain meds.