Are you looking for arthritis relief in Kansas City? In the United States, an estimated 52 million adults have been diagnosed with some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or fibromyalgia. That means that one in five people have been diagnosed with arthritis. At least 50% of these people suffering say that the pain is enough to restrict their daily activities. Fortunately, studies are finding that through regular massage therapy treatments, it is possible to reduce pain and improve mobility.
It is possible to manage pain caused by arthritis. In fact, massage therapy is becoming a popular choice for doing just that.
Through massage therapy and chiropractic adjustments, you can increase your joint mobility, decrease muscle tension, decrease pain and improve the circulation of blood and nutrients throughout the body. As always, the release of stress will add to the relief of pain through the release of natural painkiller hormones like endorphins.
A study was performed with 42 adults that were suffering from rheumatoid arthritis in the upper limbs. It was concluded that the group that received moderate pressure massages in the upper limbs experienced less pain, increased grip strength, and significantly improved range of motion in the joints (elbows and shoulders). Another study was performed with 22 adults that had been diagnosed with arthritis in the hand or wrist. The adults who received four 15-minute massages a week experienced a decrease in anxiety and pain while increasing the strength of their grip.
Additionally, it is known that massage therapy improves the quality of sleep. It is very common for those that suffer from arthritis to experience difficulty falling asleep and/or staying asleep. This is counterproductive for the body. When the body can reach deep sleep, there are many physical reactions that occur, and they are all very important. When in deep sleep the body has an increased number of corticosteroids released to fight infections, white corpuscles are released to destroy bacteria, minerals that we lost are replenished and cells are actively replaced. Massage therapy assists your body to physically relax and reduces stress giving you the ability to have a better sleep.
It is important that you communicate with your massage therapist at Heiser Chiropractic and Acupuncture about your condition.
There are several types of arthritis and there are different therapies and techniques that are used. We want to personalize your care to tailor your specific needs. Also, while the massage is occurring feel free to comment on the technique and pressure to ensure you receive the best care.
It is important to consult with your Doctor to make sure that massage therapy is advised.
Call Heiser Chiropractic and Acupuncture today for arthritis relief from massage in Kansas City.
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