There are a number of major positives that come with the realm of massage therapy, and one is the variety of issues or conditions it helps deal with. While massage itself may not be a “cure” for every condition it’s applied to necessarily, it can go a long way toward reducing pain, increasing comfort and generally benefitting the patient. 

At Body Balance Massage and Float, we’re happy to offer a huge variety of massage therapy programs to clients in Lehi and nearby areas, including everything from deep tissue massage to sports massage, Swedish massage and more. One condition we’ve been proud to assist many clients with: Arthritis. How can massage therapy benefit those with arthritis, and what are some of the most useful massage techniques for those with this need? This two-part blog will cover both these areas, starting with the benefits of massage for arthritis here in part one.

Relieving Stiffness and Pain

Those with arthritis will often deal with a high degree of stiffness and pain in the joints, especially as they age. While there is no cure for arthritis per se, massage therapy can be a powerful way to help reduce the pain while also increasing flexibility and mobility in the joints.

This is thanks to the ability of massage to increase blood flow and circulation throughout the body, which can help reduce inflammation in the joints while also flushing out any toxins or other buildup that may be exacerbating the pain.

Improving Sleep Quality

Poor sleep quality is another common issue for those with arthritis, as the pain can make it difficult to get comfortable and fall asleep – or stay asleep – through the night. Massage therapy can again help here, as the increased circulation and relaxation brought on by massage can lead to deeper, more restful sleep.

This is vital for those with arthritis, as poor sleep can further compound the issue by leading to fatigue, a weakened immune system and other problems.

Improving Mobility

Another common issue for those with arthritis is reduced mobility in the joints, as the pain and stiffness can make it difficult to move around as freely as you’d like. Massage therapy can help improve mobility by loosening up the muscles and joints, making it easier to move around without pain or discomfort.

This is vital for keeping arthritis from becoming a more debilitating condition, as maintaining mobility can help prevent further joint damage and deterioration.

At Body Balance Massage and Float, we’re proud to offer a wide range of massage therapy services to those in Lehi and the surrounding areas. If you or someone you know is dealing with arthritis and could benefit from massage therapy, contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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