It is estimated that more than 12% of Americans will suffer from arthritis at some point in their lives. Pain medications and medical treatment ca only do so much. More and more people are turning towards alternative medicine, such as massage, to relieve their pain and get back to their daily routine. Here are some tips on how you can stop arthritis from controlling your life.
Schedule Regular Appointments
Consistency is key. The effectiveness of massage treatment to alleviate arthritis pain can almost always be correlated to the frequency of massage. It is common to wait until pain becomes unbearable to seek help, but the most effective means of treatment is to use massage as a preventative treatment rather than reactive.
Alternative Cold and Hot Treatment
Typically, heat is best for regular application to areas that are pained by arthritis. The best treatment if a regular rotation of hot and cold treatment. If you have unexpected pain due to arthritis, grabbing an ice pack will be the most effective means of immediate relief.
In addition to providing you with the massage session, our massage therapists are invested in your overall well-being and are trained to provide you with advice to implement in between sessions. Ask your therapist to demonstrate some techniques you can apply to yourself, such as stretched and pressure point stimulations.
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