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Massage Therapy an Alternative Treatment for Arthritis

09 Jan Posted by in Blog, Massage | Comments Off on Massage Therapy an Alternative Treatment for Arthritis

A relaxation massage is generally the same type of massage known as a Swedish massage. This type of massage is one of the most popular massages to get. Incorporated into the Swedish massage are six different techniques. The includes effleurage, which means this type of massage uses long, smooth strokes that cover more than one area of the body. Friction causes heat when the masseuse rubs their hands together or over the client’s body. Petrissage is designed to go deeper into the muscles by kneading and squeezing the muscles. Tapottement are strokes that are used by a rhythmic chopping or pounding motion on the client. Traction involves pulling the arms, legs, or head of the client. It’s always done at the end because muscles are very relaxed. Vibration is used to loosen the muscle area by using the heels of the hand or the side of the hand to add pressure to shake up and loosen a tight muscle.

Arthritis is a painful condition that causes inflammation to different joints of the body. When a person suffers from painful arthritis, various treatments are sought. A popular way to treat arthritis pain through an alternative means is with massage therapy. Massage therapy can help reduce symptoms and pain caused by arthritis. Through massage therapy, the body produces endorphins, which is a natural way to reduce pain. Massage is designed to relieve pain and to enhance the body’s health.

Body wraps are a great and effective way to get relief from muscle and joint pain associated with arthritis. The wraps are soaked in a solution and then wrapped around the area of the body effected. An infrared blanket is then placed over the area and blood circulation is increased. This process will ease the pain that is found in the joints and muscles.