To find the best massage for Arthritis treatment in Denver visit Peace of Mind Massage and Wellness on Old South Pearl Street in Platt Park close by to Washington Park, Cherry Creek, Capital Hill, Englewood, Glendale, and central to all of Denver, Colorado.
Are you looking for an arthritis treatment in Denver to relieve your joint pain or symptoms of arthritis? If you are experiencing joint pain or symptoms of arthritis, massage therapy can be integrated into your pain management plan to give you the relief you have been looking for. Now that the weather has started shifting to colder and rainier days here in Denver, Colorado, the temperature and pressure change have its own effect on the body. Clients who suffer from arthritis often tell us that their joints and mobility become restricted with the changing seasons. Johns Hopkins Medicine reports that it is common for weather changes to aggravate symptoms of arthritis, due to the change of pressure associated with rain and cold which allows for the tissue around the joints to expand. This can be troublesome for clients whose joints have been compromised by arthritis. Inflammation of the tissue causes further damage to the synovial membranes that cushion the joints, when the synovial membrane is compromised the body will react by producing scar tissue which further restricts movement.
Massage therapy is a natural arthritis treatment that will not cure arthritis but can help relive pain by breaking up the adhesions of fibrous tissue around the joint. Our knowledgeable Denver massage therapists are able to treat joint pain by isolating the tissue that has been affected and using an effective amount of pressure to break up the scar tissue. Breaking up the fibrous tissue around the joint, through a process of friction, will mobilize the joint and restore range of motion. In addition to this technique we can combine trigger point and deep tissue massage to release the muscles that have been compensating for the joint restriction. Assisted range of motion techniques can help the joints to maintain the increased flexibility that is gained in the session, and your Denver massage therapist can recommend self- stretching and after care to get the maximum benefits out of the body work.
Arthritis and joint pain causes the muscles in the body to be stressed from the pain signals sent by the nervous system and by over compensation of restricted movement. Massage Therapy is a great arthritis treatment because it will reduce the amount of stress signals and stress hormones that the body produces in reaction to pain. To help alleviate pain, massage increases blood flow to the compromised areas and increases the function of the immune system. When the body is in a state of balance it increases the production of synovial fluid which will lubricate and protect the joints for increased movement. Hot stone massage and hydrotherapy is also beneficial to include in your arthritis treatment because the heat increases circulation and allows the muscles to relax and release more effectively. Localized heat also breaks up the adhesions in the muscles and ligaments around the joint, with the heated stones being able to target specific attachments around the joints.
If your arthritis is currently flared up, it is best not to have massage applied directly to the affected areas because it could increase inflammation. We always suggest that our clients listen to their body, and pay attention to signals that the body sends to warn about an oncoming flare up. It is recommended to commit to a regular routine of self-care and massage for arthritis treatment program in order to lessen the intensity of pain during flare ups, and increase the time in between flare ups. As mentioned before, the changing weather could bring on joint pain and massage is an effective form of preventative care. It is also helpful to hydrate the day before and the day of your massage session because it helps detox the body of the broken up fibrous tissue.
Massage Therapy is an integral part of arthritis treatment for people of all ages and types. Not only can massage naturally and safely help decrease stress, pain, and tension caused by this debilitating disease, but massage will also strengthen the muscles and joints, in turn creating healthier tissue. All of which will make quality of life for arthritis sufferers better. If you are interested in integrating massage therapy into your arthritis treatment program, we have a highly trained group of massage therapist who are passionate about helping people decrease pain and achieve healthier lives. Give us a call at 303-881-5533 or book online today!
“Does Weather Affect Arthritis Pain”. Johns Hopkins Medicine. Web. 26. Sept. 2012
“Arthritis Massage Therapy: Alternative Pain Relief”. Disaboom. Web. 26. Sept. 2012.
Written by Amber Delay, LMT
Edited & published by Nicole Davis, LMT, NCTMB, Owner
Peace of Mind Massage, INC.
1249 S. Pearl St.
Denver, CO, 80210