Massage for Arthritis
There are over one hundred types of Arthritis disease known to modern science that afflict the human body. The manifests, symptoms, and conditions vary based on individual and type of Arthritis (i.e. Rheumatoid, TMJ, Algood-Schlatter, and Tendonitis).
A considerable number of people suffering from Arthritis today are turning to alternative therapies, specifically massage therapy, to alleviate the pain and discomforts associated with the condition. Generally speaking Arthritis is an inflammation of joints in the body along with the surrounding tissues – a qualified physician or doctor should be consulted to determine if symptoms are Arthritic in nature.
Here’s how massage might be able to help you:
- Massage can relax your muscles around your joints and reduce the inflammation around your joints
- Elimination of toxins is also important for Arthritis patients. Toxins can accumulate and crystallize throughout the body in the tissue, blood stream, nervous system, and the joints. Massage therapy helps the promotion of toxin elimination
- Regular use of the massage therapy can lead to improvements in pain, stiffness, range of motion, hand grip strength and overall function of the joints
- Massage therapy helps you to release endorphins – the happy hormone so you feel better and ease the physical pain associated with arthritis
- Massage may also stretch the joints and stimulate the viscous fluid found in cavities of your joints. This eases inflammation.