Some people consider massages as just a fun-filled activity or something that one can use to relax but then some of these massages have been known to help in alleviating some aching pain if done rightly. People with arthritis especially can gain quite much from a regular massage.
As you may know, all massages are not equal, there are some massages that are more beneficial especially to some aches. Below are some of the messages that will help as suggested by the health experts.
1) Myofascial Release:
In this type of massage, the therapist will apply pressure on some selected areas of the body for like 5 minutes at a time. This kind of concentrated massage will help correct the structural changes that are contributing to the pain. It will also help to stimulate the body's anti-inflammatory response and also blood flow, which can help greatly for any arthritis.
2) Swedish massage:
This is the most common of all massages and this includes long strokes that will help vary pressure throughout the massage. It is very great and helpful for easing tension in one's muscles so it will help correct any stiffness that might have been caused by arthritis.
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3) Hot Stone Massage:
This type of massage involves the therapist using and applying heat to your tense muscles and helping to alleviate your pain. This type of massage works best on inflamed joints.
4) Deep Tissue Massage:
This type of massage is done to alleviate sore and stiff muscles and this is done by applying some significant amount of pressure. This normally results in less pain and also more relaxed muscles but you have to make sure that the pressure applied is not so excessive.
How To Always Get The Best Results:
These massages have their advantages but it doesn't mean that they are all right for you. It is recommended that you speak to your doctors and choose the best one for you. It is also advisable you have a frequent massage if you are having rheumatoid arthritis. Also, you can also try to get exercises in between the massages.
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