If you suffer from arthritis pain, you are not alone. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 52.5 million adults in the U.S. have been diagnosed with some form of arthritis. This degenerative disease can make it difficult to perform your daily tasks due to crippling pain. However, there is an all-natural option that can reduce the pain of arthritis and improve your quality of life: Massage Therapy.
Many people think that arthritis is a sign of getting older and the pain is to be expected. Yet the CDC estimates that almost two-thirds of those with arthritis are under the age of 65, with 1 out of 250 children affected by arthritis pain. Whatever your age and whether you suffer from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus or fibromyalgia, Massage Therapy can be a wonderful, natural way to control the pain and gain relief from this disease.
Benefits of Massage Therapy for Arthritis
According to the Arthritis Foundation, almost any type of arthritis can benefit from the effects of Massage Therapy. Not only does massage help reduce pain and inflammation, it helps to release serotonin and dopamine in the brain which allows the body to further relax, incurring many other lasting benefits.
How It Works
Moderate to light pressure stimulates nerves under the skin that convey pain-reducing signals to the brain. Massage also breaks down scar tissue that builds when a joint is inflamed. After the rejuvenating touch of massage, aching joints will be pain-free and more limber than they have been in ages.
When soft tissue is stimulated in massage, lymphatic drainage is increased. This eliminates toxins that accumulate and crystallize in the body, causing congestion that can manifest as symptoms of arthritis. By eliminating these toxins through massage, you may be able to once again feel the freedom of unrestricted movement.
Furthermore, the revitalizing touch of massage does wonders for the circulatory system. Increased blood flow soothes swelling in joints and aids in the delivery of energy-giving nutrients so that you will not only feel more comfortable than ever, but more energized and restored as well.
If this makes sense…and you suffer from Arthritis pain…call Jodi for an appointment. 701-238-8257.