Fibromyalgia and Massage Therapy
Massage General Courses

Fibromyalgia and Massage Therapy

Author(s): Julie Goodwin

3CE credits 10 Lessons Text

Learn the appropriate massage techniques to help relieve the symptoms of fibromyalgia. Understand how the condition is diagnosed, the population most often affected, and the factors to consider when creating a care plan.

This course includes short videos to enhance the text content.

When you finish this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the history, etiology and symptoms of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS).
  • List treatments, their side effects and other management tools for fibromyalgia.
  • Compare FMS to other symptom-like conditions.
  • Employ massage techniques that are appropriate for clients with fibromyalgia.

  1. Introduction to Fibromyalgia
  2. Identifying Features of Fibromyalgia
  3. Comparing FMS to Other Conditions
  4. Fibromyalgia Videos 1-3
  5. Conventional and Homeopathic Treatments
  6. Massage Care Plans
  7. What You Need to Know
  8. Massage Session Considerations
  9. Fibromyalgia Videos 4-6
  10. Case Studies

Julie Goodwin, LMT, is a longtime massage therapy educator, the author of Touch & Movement: Palpation and Kinesiology for Massage Therapists, and creator of