Arthritis, Joint Pain and the Benefits of Massage

Massage is an underappreciated part of a healthy regimen for treating arthritis and other joint pain. While well known for it’s benefits to muscles, massage has great benefits to those dealing with arthritis of various types.

According to The Arthritis Foundation, massage is beneficial because it can be used “to relieve common symptoms of many types of arthritis: reducing pain and stiffness, easing anxiety, improving range of motion in joints, and promoting more restful sleep.” Massage works, among other ways, by stimulating the pressure receptors in the skin, causing the brain to release chemicals such as serotonin. Reduction in blood pressure and stress levels is beneficial to healing and discomfort control.

“People with arthritis who experience chronic symptoms may consider using massage therapy regularly, even daily use of self-massage, to help manage their pain and stiffness, or to promote better sleep that can in turn relieve pain in muscles and joints,” per The Arthritis Foundation. At Namaste Spa, Provincetown’s Best Rated Spa, we have therapists with many years training who are used to working with people with many types of physical conditions. Each session begins with a consultation regarding what physical issues the client presents with, and what the goal of the treatment is. We encourage clients to discuss their needs with their therapist to ensure the most beneficial outcome possible.

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