Commonly referred to as ‘Wear and Tear’, Arthritis is one of the most common age-related degenerative disorders that is characterized by inflammation and deterioration of the joints. Arthritis is associated with pain, disability, and difficulty in mobility. Pain and stiffness usually occur in the feet, hands, wrist, hips, knees, shoulder, and neck. A balanced diet and exercise in some form can help to reduce the symptoms and the progression of the disease. Massage therapy is a very effective way to relieve the pain caused by arthritis. Research has shown that a Swedish massage once a week reduced pain, provided greater mobility, and improved flexibility in patients suffering from arthritis. The Best Spa Massage in Dubai offers Swedish massage, Deep Tissue Massage, and Trigger Point Therapy that help to alleviate pain caused due to arthritis.
How Does Massage Benefit Arthritis Patients?
a. Reduces the Stiffness and Soreness in the Muscles
A major symptom of arthritis is that muscles get tight and stiff which is a source of great pain. A massage loosens the tight muscles and reduces the stiffness around the joints. This increases the range of motion of the hands and legs around the joints. As such patients can perform their day-to-day activities with more ease.
b. Improved Blood Flow
During a massage, the friction created between the skin and fingers improves the blood circulation within the body. Improved circulation increases muscle flexibility, improves range of movement, and decreases restriction. Better circulation also increases muscle elasticity and flexibility. This reduces pain and promotes healing.
c. Reduces Deterioration of the muscles
Massage therapy reduces the deterioration of the joints. Thus the progression of the disease is decreased which is very helpful for patients with arthritis.
d. Reduces Stress
Patients with arthritis are usually much stressed due to the pain and limited mobility. The calm and soothing atmosphere at the Best Massage Centre in Deira helps the patients relax and relieve their stress. Also, the soothing strokes in the massage reduce the production of cortisol the stress hormone, and increase the production of endorphins or the ‘happy hormones. This uplifts the mood of the patients, reduces stress, anxiety, helps them sleep better and for longer periods. Better sleep helps in better rehabilitation.
Types of Massages that help relieve Arthritis Pain
1. Swedish Massage
The long gliding strokes, circular motions, and kneading in Swedish massage loosen the tight muscles, improves blood circulation, reduces soreness and stiffness in the muscle and joints, and provides relief from pain caused due to arthritis. Since this massage works on the top layers of the muscle it removes muscle knots and stiffness. Get the Best Swedish Massage at the Best Massage and Spa in Sharjah to get relief from pain and relax.
2. Shiatsu Massage
In this type of massage, pressure is applied on certain points like elbows or knees which releases energy blockages and alleviates pain.
3. Lymphatic Massage
The therapist uses light strokes to help drain the excess lymph into the bloodstream. This provides relief from pain and is especially useful for patients having arthritis.
4. Deep Tissue Massage
In this kind of massage, greater pressure compared to a Swedish massage is applied to the deeper layers of the muscle. This type of massage heals the body’s fascia which is the tissue connecting the muscles, bones, and organs. The intense strokes and sustained pressure of a deep tissue massage provide relief from arthritis pain.
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