Fibromyalgia is a long-term condition causing pain throughout the body. Those with fibromyalgia often experience headaches, tiredness, joint stiffness, trouble sleeping, depression and anxiety.
Heat therapy offers pain relief because it dilates the blood vessels of the muscles, boosting the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the muscles. By stimulating sensory receptors in the skin, it also reduces pain signals to the brain, which is why you usually feel better after using the Nano's Heat Plate.
One of the best treatments is for fibromyalgia sufferers to receive is massage therapy. Such therapy helps people get calf pain relief, decreases their stress hormones, and increases their serotonin level. With these benefits, it improves the overall sense of well-being.
Stay hydrated - It is recommended to drink 6-8 glasses of water each day.
Rest - It is recommended for adults to sleep for 7-8 hours each night.
Exercise - Gentle exercise, such as walking, stretching or yoga, can help to relieve pain as it releases natural pain relief called endorphins into the body.
Massage - Light massage to the upper back, shoulders and neck can help reduce tension from tight muscles.
Heat - Applying heat to your temples and forehead can help to ease your pain.
Drinking alcohol, as this can worsen your symptoms by causing dehydration.
Sleeping significantly more or less than usual.
Avoid or limit screen time as much as possible, as well as any other eye straining activities.
Skipping meals or drinking not enough water.
USING FLOW NANO
Find relief from headaches and migraines with the Nano’s three levels of heat therapy. Gently glide the heated plate over your temples and forehead to ease your pain.
Massage with the Nano around your upper back, shoulders and lower neck can also help to release tension and help you relax during painful headache episodes. The massage function should not be used above the neck.
HOW DOES IT HELP?
Heat therapy can increase blood flow and relieve pain. Applying heat to the temples and forehead with the Nano activates temperature-sensitive nerve endings called thermoreceptors, which then send signals that block the transmission of pain signals to the brain. Increased blood flow at the site of pain allows for healing and pain relief through the delivery of more oxygen and nutrients, and removal of pain-inducing mediators.
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Massage therapy also helps to increase blood flow and reduce tension. Targeting your upper back, shoulders and lower neck with massage will help to reduce muscle tension and tightness that may be contributing to your headache and pain.
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COMMON CAUSES OF HEADACHES
Dehydration, Sinus congestion, Stress, Excessive Alcohol consumption, Poor posture, Eyesight conditions, Skipping meals, Hormonal changes
Contact your GP if your headaches are recurring or getting worse.
Headache after an injury or fall
Weakness & or numbness in limbs
If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional. All information presented on these web pages is not meant to diagnose or prescribe. In all health matters for further information or medical advice, please speak to your GP or a Pharmacist.