For me it does wonders... but I also have myofasial pain syndrome... so maybe it really only helps with that. I hear that other fibro people can't handle even a light touch.. which I understand in some areas. I can't handle someone poking me in the arm, if feels like a punch.. but on the other hand.. I have to do deep muscle massage for hours a day on the knots from mps.
I've always wanted to go and have a massage done. I'm embarrassed, however, because after all these years of declining health, I have gained a lot of weight. Also, I feel uncomfortable having a stranger touching me and I don't think I can relax. Maybe I need to get over myself and go check it out. I know when I've had others massage me, it felt really good. I don't think I can afford it though either. 🌻🙏🏻
It depends on who's doing it. I've gone to some places where it wasn't strong enough, but when my dad rubs my back, it feels nice. My shoulder blades, neck, and lower back all tense up really bad. If it goes on too long, I get a flare where I'm stuck in a fetal position until he can give me several medications, and press on a certain spot, between my shoulder blade and spine.