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Massage types for relief from Arthritis

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Massage types for relief from Arthritis

People suffering from chronic symptoms can consider using massage therapy on a regular basis, even daily use of self-massage can help a lot to manage pain and stiffness associated with Arthritis.

Main Types of Massage
Massage was used as ancient therapy to cure pain and stress which was practiced by most worldwide cultures. The techniques used may involve not only physical manipulation of body’s tissues, but also reviving techniques. Massage therapy can involve use of heat and cold applications on skin, or the use of oil or lotion to ease out the gliding of hands.

Below is overview of the types of massage therapy. Be sure to tell your massage therapist that you have arthritis and point out particular joints that are affected prior to massage session.

Before trying any type of massage, consult your doctor to make sure massage is safe as per your current body condition due to arthritis.

  1. Swedish Massage
    Swedish massage is the most common massage type. Swedish Massage Therapy involves long stroking of muscles and tissues which is done to reduce stiffness and soreness in muscles and joints. This results in reduction of anxiety and to improve blood circulation. Swedish massage can help relieve the pain of arthritis.
  2. Deep Tissue Massage
    Deep tissue massage involves manipulation of top and deeper layers of muscles and tissues, which require intense, focused pressure by the therapist. Deep tissue massage is designed to address harsh tension or pain in the muscles and connective tissues.
  3. Hot Stone Massages
    Hot stone massage therapy involves placing smooth, heated stones on person’s back as he/she lie on
    stomach. The hot stones give soothing heat to the muscles and tissues, which release tension and
    promote relaxation. Some therapists may use both hot and cold stones for contrast or for different
    healing purposes.
  4. Anma
    Is a massage technique which originated in Asian countries. Anma is a Japanese massage which involves kneading of the muscles and other soft tissues of the body. Anma uses no oils. The bas e of Anma is the idea that an energy flow in human body can be disrupted or blocked, which can cause illness and pain.
  5. Thai Massage
    Thai massage is a combo of massage with placement of the body in yoga-like positions. Thai massage techniques can vary from practitioners to practitioners or the regions in Thailand from which they came from. Some focus on flexibility stretching, while others on applying pressure to the muscles and joints.
  6. LomilomiLomilomi massage was originated in Hawaii and it is practiced in many countries throughout the Pacific Ocean region (Polynesia). Lomilomi is a healing practice that can involve diet, prayer, meditation and some more health techniques in addition to massage of muscles and tissues.
  7. Myofascial Release
    Myofascial release is to relieve from pain by manipulating the fascia, connective tissues that surround the body muscles, blood vessels and nerves. During a myofascial release, a massage therapist stretches and tries to releases the connective tissues by gently rolling of the skin back and forth on the back, legs and different other areas of the body. Usually, no oils, lotions or massage tools are used.
  8. Reflexology
    Reflexology is alternative Asian healing practice which is based on belief that pressure on specific areas of the hands and feet will encourage healing in other parts of the body. This treatment can help with arthritis pain relief.Get the perfect massage when you are in Winnipeg at Henderson Massage. Click Here to know
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