RH May 9, 2011
Elements Therapeutic Massage Issaquah believes in the benefit of massage for all individuals. One area of Massage specialty for our therapists is Massage for Arthritis. The Mayo Clinic defines Arthritis as inflammation of one or more of your joints with the main symptoms being joint pain and stiffness. Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis are the most common known, but it also encompasses Spondylosis, Gout, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Infectious Arthritis and Kawasaki Syndrome. Some possible causes of Arthritis are believed to be incorrect posture, increased intake of protein and phosphorus, improper digestion and even hormonal imbalances among many more. Periods of inactivity normally increase symptoms of Arthritis where stiffness is usually worse in the morning.
Specialized Arthritis Massage can provide general pain relief, relax stiff, sore muscles and help reduce inflammation and swelling of the joints. Arthritis Massage can increase circulation, helping to remove toxic build up in joints, a contributing factor to Arthritis. Massage increases the body’s ability to produce endorphins which reduces pain.
Arthritis Massage requires specialized technique that needs to be done by an experienced Therapist. Communication is key; any inflamed joints should not be worked on with deep massage, so different techniques are used depending on the needs of the client. Where no joints are inflamed, long strokes of massage can help promote blood flow to the area to help heal torn or tired muscles, increasing range of motion. At time when joints are inflamed, Arthritis Massage works on other areas, relieving the overcompensated for areas to help ease overall stress and flexibility.
Elements Therapeutic Massage Issaquah realizes the stress arthritis can have on an individual and works to help promote stress reduction and relaxation throughout the entire massage experience.
Specialized Arthritis Massage performed by trained therapists at Elements Massage Issaquah can help decrease pressure and tension on the joint and increase range of motion by increasing circulation by the removal of toxins. Overall relaxation and stress reduction by massage can decrease stress as a cause for arthritis flare ups.
At Elements Therapeutic Massage Issaquah, each massage is individually customized to best fit your health and wellness regimen. Contact us to book an appointment with one of our specialists.
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