Based on a literature study on the effects of relaxation on symptoms and daily functioning in patients with FM, the authors concluded that:
|The content of this visualization can vary between pleasant scenes (like vacation scenes) or eg. the visualization of an analgesic running through your veins. The content remains a matter of debate, but probably pleasant visualization (away from the pain) is the best.|
Meeus M, Nijs J, Vanderheiden T, Baert I, Descheemaeker F, Struyf F. The effect of relaxation therapy on autonomic functioning, symptoms and daily functioning,
in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia: a systematic review.
Clinical Rehabilitation: 2014, in press.