Any person suffering from arthritis pain will try almost anything to get relief. There are many types of arthritis; they all cause pain of some kind and vary in intensity. Massage therapy is a safe, effective, natural approach to reducing arthritis symptoms.
In the words of Dr Veena Ranganath, a rheumatologist at the University of California:”Massage should make your arthritis pain and stiffness feel better, not worse”.
Claire Gavin, a Canadian Registered Massage Therapist says: “Massage helps relieve pain and eases the muscle stiffness associated with arthritis by improving circulation, helping to reduce inflammation. That translates to enhanced blood flow to arthritic joints, improved movement, and reduced pain.”
Regular massage can reduce pain and improve mobility for people with Arthritis. Studies have shown that massage can lead to a decrease in pain, ease muscle stiffness, improve one’s strength and general joint function.
Source: Arthritis Foundation