Massage can be useful for a plethora of different problems and injuries. One such thing massage is noticeably effective for is reducing joint pain. Many different massage techniques can be effective for combating joint pain, including Swedish, Lymphatic, Shiatsu and Petrissage massage. Now that you know some of the good techniques practiced to cure joint pain, you may be wondering why you should use massage for the pain in your joints? Well, check out these five reasons as to why massage may be the form of treatment to help you relieve your pain the fastest.
1. Massage Has Been Proven to Reduce Pain
Scientific research shows massage has been proven to relieve and reduce pain. It is always nice to have a scientific grounding behind a medicinal practice, and with scientific studies telling us massage works, there is every reason to give it a try. There’s hardly any excuse for not including massage as part of your healing process.
2. Increases Flexibility and Circulation
Massage therapy increases flexibility and circulation. Increasing flexibility and improving circulation are both critical for those seeking to cure joint pain. These two factors go a long way in assisting your body to heal from the trauma your joints have experienced. More frequent and regular massage treatments can tip the scales toward full pain relief, although temporary pain relief is usually a given. The more massage, the better.
3. Improved Joint Motion.
When seeking massage for joint pain you can assume the massage will increase the range of motion within your joints. This is key. In order to have your joints functioning at an optimal level, you need them to regain their original range of motion.
4. Massage is Natural
Most importantly, massage is holistic. By getting a massage to treat your joint pain you are bolstering your health in a natural way. Rheumatoid arthritis and other forms of joint pain are often treated with various, sometimes harmful, medications. Massage is a safe, natural and proven effective method, and can even be a first line of defense for addressing your pain, perhaps bypassing, or even eliminating, the need for pain medications.
So, as you become more proactive with your own healing journey, consider massage therapy as a valuable adjunct for speeding up and easing the process of relieving joint pain and restoring free movement. Please call me if you have any questions or would like more information and how I may assist you.