How Massage Can Reduce Arthritis Pain and Improve Mobility

Arthritis pain can be debilitating for many people. The pain from where the joints meet is generally impacted causing pain, stiffness, and inflammation. There are few treatments to reduce the pain, some of which can help reduce symptoms overall. Therapeutic massage is one way to improve decrease arthritis pain.

Deeper Sleep

Since arthritis often causes pain it also disrupts sleeping patterns. A loss of sleep can wreak havoc on the whole body and mind system. Massage is often used to improve sleep and has been shown to improve even deep sleep, which is needed for the restoration of the whole body.

Reduced Anxiety

Everyday activities with Arthritis generally cause stress because they are affected by the pain and inflammation. Remedial massage and natural therapy treatments have a massive effect on reducing anxiety. Touch, warmth from massage and increased blood flow allows the client to relax while the joints find relief in the blood circulation.

Movement range

Many large studies have found that regular massage, especially on arthritic areas can improve the range of motion of that area. Working with a physical therapist in a regular fashion is a great way to find the right massage for your needs. Remedial massage is a useful form of massage to reduce tension on the joints where arthritis is found.

Massage is a passive natural therapy and allows the client to find a level of deep relaxation through the session. This is because the many forms of pressure; stroke along with an understanding of bodily anatomy allows the therapist to release the obvious tension areas. This affects the brain therapeutically so that it promotes the release of serotonin and dopamine, the chemicals that help us to relax. It also lowers the release of cortisol and related chemicals that are generally released when there are symptoms of danger or discomfort and these chemicals cause us to feel stress.

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