The Perrin Technique for the Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME and Fibromyalgia






The Perrin Technique is based on Dr. Perrin's theory that CFS/ME results from an over strain of the sympathetic nervous system. Various factors are thought to be responsible for this irritation from: physical and emotional to allergies and infections. It is believed that these factors result in a build up of toxins in the lymphatic system and in the fluids around the brain. The Perrin technique strives to remove these toxins from the body through gentle manual techniques including massage and spinal mobilisation.


The initial consultation involves an examination for certain physical changes, which are thought to be markers for CFS. This together with a detailed history helps the Practitioner establish a rating of how severe the patient is and how long they may expect before they see some results from the treatment.


It is not a 'quick fix' and patient participation in the treatment is essential. Their home program involves pacing, following simple dietary guidelines and carrying out their own daily massage.

YouTube clip demonstrating the Perrin Technique