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Posted on: June 30, 2016

If you are always tired, particularly after you have engaged in any type of physical or mental activity, then it is possible that you are suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome. As the name suggests, chronic fatigue syndrome is a condition where you are consistently more tired than you should be. Chronic fatigue may show up as physical tiredness (muscle soreness, difficulty with physical movement, etc.) or as genuine sleepiness (yawning, etc.). While chronic fatigue can interfere with daily life, it can also be treated easily and naturally with appropriate forms of massage therapy.   Massage therapy by nature helps to relax and rejuvenate the muscles, creating a sense of physical rejuvenation for the entire body. Most people who seek out massage therapy do so to help ease the burden of tense, tired muscles. When muscle tension is released then your muscles can relax more and work less, easing their burden and thus easing your overall fatigue. This is why regular massage can be naturally effective at treating chronic fatigue without medical intervention.   To determine the best type of massage for chronic fatigue you should talk with your massage therapist about your specific symptoms and any specific problem areas that you currently have or have had in the past. For example, if you tend to carry stress in your upper back and neck, then a deep tissue massage targeting those areas may help to relieve your symptoms of fatigue by relieving the tension and allowing those specific muscles to relax. If your fatigue symptoms are more general then a full body massage will allow your massage therapist to identify areas of tension and work to relieve the muscles that are working too hard. When done consistently over time according to the instructions of your massage therapist, you will notice a marked improvement in your symptoms when you use massage for chronic fatigue.

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