Don’t let them slow you down!
We all have times when we wake up and feel the odd twinge in our back or niggle in our knee. It’s easy to dismiss these aches and pains as a part of the aging process but while the frequency of these incidents goes up with age, it doesn’t mean that getting older means you need to live with everyday discomfort.
Yes, none of us may be as flexible or agile as we used to be, but I’m a firm believer that we can still enjoy an active way of life, unhampered by pain and stiffness. Massage therapy can be a very effective muscle relaxant and stress reducer. It helps to add tone and strength to muscles which helps prevent injury, allowing you to get on with your daily activities.
Moreover, it can be great in managing the effects of aging such as arthritis and a host of other physical ailments. It:
- Helps in managing arthritic pain and promotes natural joint lubrication, which is extremely important for arthritis sufferers
- Facilitates relaxation and communication in Alzheimer’s patients
- Increases range of motion
- Helps to increase strength and muscle coordination
- Boosts natural energy levels and mental awareness
- Improves posture by reducing muscle tension.
- Assists with a higher quality of rest, and aids deeper, longer sleep which can have a significant effect on general health and wellbeing
Spotlight on: Arthritis
Massage therapy can help relieve the symptoms associated with rheumatoid arthritis. The assortment of techniques used can help stimulate circulation, ease pain and inflammation and help improve flexibility and provide a general feeling of wellbeing.
Spotlight on: Oedema
Fluid retention can be quite uncomfortable; by applying gentle, specific pressure on the affected area, blood flow and the lymphatic system are stimulated to help the excessive fluid drain away naturally.
Pain is often managed with medication, but massage can go a long way to relieving painful symptoms. Whether you have a diagnosed condition or you just want to stay active – whether on the golf course, going out dancing, gardening or walking the dog – massage helps to keep you moving.