How Massage Can Help Reduce Arthritis Pain

What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a painful condition that can cause inflammation and swelling causing pain in the joints. If you have arthritis, you may suffer from some of these symptoms in addition to others:

  • Pain
  • Difficulty exercising
  • Limited mobility
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Decreased range of motion

If you are suffering from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or other types of arthritis, massage therapy can provide relief to your symptoms and be a great complementary treatment to other things like physical therapy or medications. While many of the common medications used for treatment of arthritis have a multitude of side effects, massage is a safe and natural option for pain relief. 

How Can Massage Help?

Massage therapy reduces swelling and helps loosen up tightness in the tissues that are affected by your arthritis. These can improve your range of motion, reduce your pain and increase your ability to move comfortably.

While weekly massage therapy sessions in our University Place massage clinic would be most beneficial, even if you have a massage once in a while you will see the benefits. However, more regular massage therapy treatments will provide the best and most efficient results and continue to provide additional benefits as you continue treatment. 

In addition to massage treatments here at Northwest Therapeutic massage, we can also share some tips for doing self-massage at home to enjoy the benefits of massage daily and for further reducing your pain. 

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Mayo Clinic