Massage Therapy For Arthritic Pain Relief

woman suffering from Arthritis Pain

Arthritis is difficult to manage. But, did you know you can get a massage for this type of disorder?  Massage therapy has been found to lower a stress hormone called cortisol and increase a mood improving hormone called serotonin. Massage therapy also relieves pain and helps you sleep better by lowering Substance P, a neurotransmitter.

Massages Relieve Stiffness and Pain

The result of studies conducted by Tiffany Field, who is the director of the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine and other researchers on the benefits of massages for arthritis symptoms found that massages relieved stiffness, pain, range of motion, joint function and hand grip strength. The type of massage used for arthritis is also important. There are many types of massages but there are 2 popular types that are especially helpful for arthritis.

The Swedish Massage For Arthritis

The swedish massage is a massage that uses gentle strokes. The Swedish massage uses kneading, vibration, deep circular motions, long strokes and tapping motions. Oils might be used during the massage and the massage therapist can adjust his or her movements to fit your needs.

The Deep Tissue Massage For Arthritis

A deep tissue massage uses forceful, slower strokes to work on the deep connective tissues and muscles. A massage therapist might places hot stones on parts of your back to relieve tension and help you relax.

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