Relaxation is the one thing that can help to break the cycle of constant pain and stress. Massage therapy is the key to this relaxation.
Massages work for patients with arthritis by focusing on improving the following: pain tolerance, flexibility, stiffness, handgrip, joint functions and overall range of motion.
While massages cannot instantly relieve the pain, massage therapy provides temporary relief and later on, with repeated treatment, can assist a patient in mentally being able to deal with their pain and live a more stress free and relaxed life.
A complaint heard by a majority of arthritis patients is a lack of deep sleep. Massages can put a patient so much at ease that after a while deep sleep comes naturally and with deep sleep, comes significant improvement.
Massage therapy can give patients the sense that once again they are in control of their lives. They will be able to control their pain, be able to function better and ultimately feel better.