People with fibromyalgia suffer from chronic pain throughout the body, especially in their joints, muscles and tendons. But research shows that exercise can make patients feel better and improve their quality of life.

Dr. Ginevra Liptan, an authority on the disorder at the Oregon Health Sciences Center, has conducted research on how a type of massage therapy of the fascia tissue—the connective tissue surrounding muscles—can help relieve discomfort.

Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, May 23, 2011