|Posted on September 11, 2017 at 10:05 PM|
It's estimated that 51 million Americans adults discuss massage therapy with their healthcare provider. Considering 20 years ago massage for cancer patients was catagorically judged unwise for the fear that it would spread the cancer. However recent studies prove different. Similarily researchers now feel that patients with any chronic medical condition can benefit. Every week I will introduce 1 of the TOP five conditions that massage therapy can help with the road to recovery.
The most common form of arthritis. It's a chronic disease that effects the joints. More than 30 million Americans have some form of this disease to some degree. OA occures when the protective cartilige on the ends pf your bones wear down. The ones most effected are the hands, spine, knee, and hip joints. The symptoms include pain and stiffness, swelling and decreased range of motion. Study shows that a 60 minute massage performed once a week for pain was both optimal and practical. Massage has shown significant improvements in pain and funtion of affected jpints