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Massage Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis

24 Aug

By: Tammy Mahan

Rheumatoid arthritis is a painful condition that affects about 1.3 million North Americans. Sufferers are always searching for a way to help reduce the pain or eliminate it altogether. It is not only painful but it can have devastating effects on other areas of the body.

Massage therapy has proven to be beneficial to many people who have rheumatoid arthritis.

Rheumatoid arthritis is classified as an autoimmune disease. What happens is the body’s immune system starts to see the person’s joints as foreign or potentially dangerous invaders that will harm the body.

This immune response causes the person’s joints to become swollen and inflamed. Some of the most common places that are affected by rheumatoid arthritis are the wrists, feet and hands. Although other areas of the body can also be affected including the jaw, hips, neck, shoulders, and ankles. There are also other areas of a person’s body that can be affected by rheumatoid arthritis these are rare but they do occur in some people; the eyes, heart, lungs, blood vessels, tear ducts, salivary glands and internal organs. RA can also cause anemia and heart disease, more specifically it can put a person at a higher risk for a heart attack.

Rheumatoid arthritis will usually also make a person feel under the weather or generally ill, tired, flu like symptoms, stiffness, weight loss, insomnia, lumps can form under the skin as a result of the cartilage and bone breaking down, and sometimes it will produce a fever.

Massage therapy for rheumatoid arthritis has numerous benefits. Some of them include reduced inflammation, reduced pain, increase in mobility and range of motion and a better quality of life.

I would like to introduce you to a new type of massage therapy that may help you called “The Stick” – The website states 10 facts about the benefits.

  • It is so easy to use.
  • You can use it anywhere.
  • You can take it anywhere.
  • You can use it in virtually any position, as long as your muscles are relaxed!
  • You can get it wet, drop it in the mud or snow and it will still work.
  • You do not need a mat or have to go to the floor to use it.
  • You do not need a plug in.
  • It is light and very versatile.
  • It massages your muscles, not crushes them.
  • The Stick was created and developed with University Scientific Studies!

The Hybrid Stick is probably the one you would want to ease rheumatoid arthritis pain. Although, all of the sticks have specific benefits and work well so anyone of them would work well.

Hybrid Stick

Hybrid Stick

Massage therapy for rheumatoid arthritis has numerous benefits some of them include reduced inflammation, reduced pain, increase in mobility and range of motion and a better quality of life.

Tammy Mahan has worked in the healthcare field as a nurse for 20 years. She shares her knowledge by contributing articles to Healthline.com.

Massage Therapy at Home

26 Jan

My last few posts have been a little on the technical side of things.  Let’s talk convenience!!

As I have said in other posts, I don’t believe that The Stick can replace human touch.  However, I do believe The Stick is the next best thing!!

Massage therapy is very effective for a variety of conditions, including arthritis, fibromyalgia, lower back pain, insomnia, stress, headaches, anxiety, circulatory problems, growing pains and recovery from sports injuries.  It is a well-known fact that the build up of anxiety, stress and sleepless nights can cause you to become mentally and physically ill.  Massage of any type can be your open door to wellness.

For many people, they try to “squeeze” in an appointment to see a massage therapist during their already hectic day.  Why not take 15 minutes and work on yourself in the most comfortable environment that you know – YOUR HOME!!  Just take out The Stick, Trigger Wheel and/or Foot Wheel and roll your way to happiness, content and relief. 

Please understand that I am not suggesting you never go see a trained professional again.  Think of The Stick affiliated speciality products as tools that will enhance your over well being.  In fact, I have Massage Therapists, Physiotherapists and Chiropractors who all recommend The Stick to their patients.

Travel Stick

Foot Wheel

Trigger Wheel

                      

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