What is Osteoarthritis & Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that typically affects the major weight-bearing joints; the hips, knees and spine, as well as the feet and hands. It is the degeneration and loss of cartilage that will produce the symptoms of pain, stiffness and limitation of movement in the affected joint.
Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic disease, mainly characterized by inflammation of the lining of the joints. It can lead to long-term joint damage, resulting in chronic pain, loss of function and disability.
Massage Therapy cannot cure or stop the progression of arthritis, but it can definitely ease arthritic pain and help improve the quality of life of the patient.
Benefits of Massage Therapy & how it can help with Arthritis pain relief
At Thai Massage Therapies we have many clients that have benefited from the combination of Surapa’s gentle massage techniques and the application of our special medicated Thai Herbal Balms.
Massage also helps relax the surrounding muscles and increases blood flow to the affected joints and localised area. This also brings fresh oxygen and nutrients to the area as well as removing waste products from the cells. Massage also increases the flexibility and mobility of the joint, and combined with the application of the special medicated Thai Herbal Balms has a remarkable affect in reducing inflammation and easing the pain and swelling in the muscles and joints, leaving you feeling soothed relaxed.
Many clients who suffer from arthritis find that having a regular massage treatment brings relief that lasts longer than medication, and is less harmful to the body.