An Evidence Based Guide to Treatment of Fibromyalgia for Massage Therapists

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$30 members / $50 non-members     2.0 CE credits

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A diagnosis of Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) is an elusive one because the symptoms are so varied and other conditions can exhibit similar symptoms. Client histories tend to be long and involved. This condition can call on your empathy and patience as improvement is often slow and incremental. Clients are frequently already stretched to adapt to pain, and even the gentlest treatment may prove difficult.

This course provides information on a variety of assessments, therapies, and self-care exercises to aid you in designing appropriate massage therapy programs for clients with FMS.


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

  • Describe the population affected by Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS). 
  • List symptoms and conditions that cause confusion when diagnosing FMS.
  • Describe whole-body or wellness treatments for FMS.
  • List massage objectives for clients with FMS.

About the author(s)

Leon Chaitow, ND, DO was a visiting lecturer at numerous chiropractic, physiotherapy, osteopathic, naturopathic and massage schools in Europe, USA, Canada, Australia. He was the first naturopath/osteopath appointed as a consultant by the UK government to a medical practice. He authored or edited over 70 books and was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies (Elsevier). 

Course Expiration

Please note that you must complete each AMTA online learning course and pass the exam one year from the date of purchase. If you do not complete the course and pass the exam within one year, you will be required to re-purchase the course.

Online courses expire one year from the date of purchase. When a course expires, you will no longer have access to the course materials and will be required to re-purchase the course.

Course Approval Codes

MS#163; LCEU0003429


This course contains information that is proprietary. None of the material contained within this course may be used without the express written permission of AMTA unless otherwise indicated in the course. As a reminder, before practicing any new modalities or techniques, check with your state’s massage therapy regulatory authority to ensure they are within the state’s defined scope of practice for massage therapy.


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