May is National Arthritis Awareness Month!
Arthritis is a disease that impacts more than 50 million Americans, making it the number one cause of disability in the country. That means 1 in every 5 adults, 300,000 children and countless families are affected by arthritis.
Did you know that Walking, Massage Therapy and Aroma Therapy are great non medicinal ways that can help manage the pain and stiffness caused by Arthritis?
Walking has been shown to improve arthritis pain, fatigue, function, and quality of life. There is no better time than today to begin a walking program or recommit yourself to a walking routine than during Arthritis Awareness Month. All adults, including adults with arthritis, should get 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity per week and do muscle-strengthening activities two or more days a week. If you take brisk walks for 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week you can easily get those 2 hours and 30 minutes of much needed life improving exercise.
I know with our busy schedules it can be hard to get those 30 mins of walking a day all at once. Sometimes it seems boring. You can break up those 30 minutes into 10 minute walking sessions and spread it out during the day—walk the dog 10 minutes in the morning, take a 10 minute walk around your neighborhood or building at work in the afternoon for. Some you time, and then take a 10 minute walk after dinner. It can lead to great bonding time with your significant other, friends or children if you choose to include them.
Did you know that according to the Arthritis Foundation, regular massaging of arthritic joints can help reduce pain and stiffness and improve your range of motion? Schedule your massage appointment today to help manage your Arthritis pain and stiffness.
Research show that several compounds in Aroma Therapy especially eucalyptus have been known to show a reduction in inflammation, swelling, and pain.
A 2013 study involved people who underwent total knee replacement surgery. Those who inhaled preparations of eucalyptus essential oil at 30-minute intervals for 3 days in a row noticed a reduction in pain, and they also had lower levels of blood pressure.
Most research recommends either inhaling eucalyptus oil directly with a diffuser or adding a few drops to a warm bath.
Here at Elements we offer Eucalyptus Aroma Therapy and to celebrate National Arthritis Awareness Month. We are offering you 1 Free Eucalyptus Aroma Therapy Upgrade if you book a massage Monday - Wednesday all month long!