I have had FMS most of my adult life but only diagnosed in recent years. I know of nobody who had any permanent help from massage. Today, FMS cannot be cured. I take ultram for pain relief. It is not habit forming but I think I depend on it and is the best yet for me. Suggest you get a good book on the subject from your library or bookstore. If you cant find them I would be happy to send you a bibliography by e-mail. If you have an Arthritis Foundation in a big city near you, contact them. They very knowlegable.