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Arthritis: There is Relief

Stephanie Ochoa Mar 26, 2014

Arthritis: There is Relief

Arthritis can affect anyone at anytime; the inflammation of joints can cause mild to severe pain and stiffness that can be difficult to treat.  While aspirin is the common, short term, pain relief treatment for arthritis discomfort there are other ways to help with pain relief, such as massage.

TheRegular use of the simple massage therapy techniques for arthritis lead to improvements in pain, stiffness, range of motion, hand grip strength and overall function of the joints.  Not only can massage help with pain relief to those affected by arthritis but it can be used as a preventive measure for Osteoarthritis.  Regular massage, once a month or more, can help keep joints loose and stiff free. 

Communication is key to enjoying any massage, especially if you have arthritis, it’s very important to find a therapist who communicates with you about your disease. Tell your therapist you have arthritis, and be as specific as possible, when you book your appointment. Let them know if your arthritis affects your knees, hips, or back, for example, so they can use care when applying massage to those areas, or avoiding them altogether.

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