Alt MD says that while massage therapy cannot cure arthritis or halt the progression of the disease, massage can reduce the inflammation associated with the malady. Massage also reduces painful muscle spasms and lessens the decompression associated with arthritic joint disorder. If you have arthritis and conventional medicine has not helped, you owe it to yourself to try a therapeutic massage.
Massage therapists manipulate soft body tissues with their hands and special tools. Massage can relax stiff muscles, and massage stimulates blood circulation. This means more vital nutrients are being sent to the arthritic joints surrounding tissue, and this means less pain is experienced. Massage also increases flexibility allowing people with arthritis to function at a higher level. Continue reading