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Massage and Arthritis

Elements Massage Central Scottsdale Jan 12, 2018

The cold can cause extra aches and pains. This season can be difficult, especially so for individuals who suffer from arthritis conditions. At Elements Massage Central Scottsdale, we can help you find a coping strategy that provides much-needed relief. In fact, a proper coping strategy can help maintain mobility and assist arthritis sufferers in their long-term care.

Three of the most common forms of arthritis include fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Whether to soothe sore joints, achy muscles, decrease anxiety, or encourage better sleep habits, massage is an excellent non-pharmacological treatment to boost the quality of life.

How Massage Helps
Most of the symptoms associated with arthritis conditions central around pain, stiffness, reduced strength, lowered range of motion, and a lack of functionality in joints. Massage addresses many of these conditions through the manipulation of tissues and muscle. A trained massage therapist can apply pressure and employ the gentle stretching of tendons and ligaments to deliver benefits such as:

  • Increased pain threshold
  • Active pain management strategy
  • Decreased joint stiffness
  • Better range of motion
  • Reduced swelling in joints
  • Boosts circulation
  • Increased flexibility

Although not a complete treatment, massage is a great complementary course of action for arthritis sufferers. Talk to your doctor about why adding massage to your regular routine may be just what you need!
 

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