The Pain Relief Properties of Massage
For those who are not aware, appropriate massage therapy can help those who
suffer from pain and the associated muscle tension that those who suffer
feel. Joint pain is another common ailment that massage can relieve.
Massage can boost your circulation that will decrease the symptoms
of joint stiffness and promotes cartilage repair. The therapist
will not massage the inflamed joint but the muscles that surround
the affected joint. Those who are in pain reduce their movement
and physical activity levels. Reduced activity level increases
stiffness and pain. It’s a vicious cycle.
Note: Do visit a qualified massage therapist. Check their credentials
if need be. A non-qualified massage therapist can cause further
pain by using the wrong technique.
does massage break the pain sensation that an affected area sends
out? The massage and rubbing interferes with the pain signals
that are making there
Massage also stimulates endorphins, which are morphine-like
that relieve pain. Massage also puts the patient into a very
relaxed state, and improves circulation which gives more oxygen
forms of nourishment to the muscles which then relax and decreases
the sensation of pain. Some of the additional benefits of massage
for those who suffer with arthritis are that it can soothe stiff
muscles, reduce the inflammation and swelling of joints and gently
stretch or maintain the range of motion for joints.
Pain relief from massage depends on several factors. These factors
include the type of massage being done, the reason for pain management,
and the knowledge or level of skill of the massage therapist.
All of these factors combined is what leads to pain relief for
massage method that is especially useful for those that suffer
the pain of arthritis is Swedish massage. This type
is also called "classic" massage. What you will experience
as a massage client of Swedish massage is the stroking, kneading,
friction or rubbing as well as vibration from tools during
your massage session. These techniques are useful in increasing
flow that results in reduced swelling. Relief of muscular aches
and tension can also be felt during this type of massage. The
patient will also experience physical relaxation and emotional
relief and a reduction in stress levels.
by-product of reduced pain is that the person can move more easily
and is able to do more exercising and activities
help to reduce inflammation and the movement can increase
of motion in joints. When a person moves more they reduce
the inflammation and pain felt which without pain, they
to move even
more. Pain management is therefore the key to improving the
overall health of a person suffering from a chronic pain
has been determined by studies to be an effective pain reducer.
the benefits of massage, it cannot undo or reverse the arthritis,
what it can do is give the patient back
to manage pain and improve range of motion. It is important
to carefully screen the therapist to be assured that they
possess the licensed or certificate qualifications that
their ability to handle the needs of the arthritic client.
incorrectly can lead to serious harmful effects. Check
for not only the license or certificate, but how long they
massage for arthritis patients.
also can aid other pain management like that which is encountered
by sports participants, bodybuilders,
Relief of pain leads to emotional and mental well-being
that benefits the whole person.
This article is contributed by Leong Y.H., M.D. Dr Leong is a
western trained medical doctor with a keen interest in Oriental
medical methods. You may republish this article provided you give
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