How Massage Therapy Can Reduce Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

According to National Multiple Sclerosis Society, more than 2 million people suffer from Multiple Sclerosis, a health condition that affects the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. A few symptoms of this disease include fatigue, stiffness, blurred vision, and stiffness of joints and muscles. There is no cure for Multiple Sclerosis, but many people who suffer from this condition use the perks of a massage to help the painful symptoms that come with this disease. Keep reading to find out more information about how massage therapy can help your MS symptoms! 

Massage Therapy and the Symptoms of MS

Massage therapy helps alleviate some of the painful symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis by offering natural pain management techniques. Some people suffering from MS have sensory nerve damage which is very painful, and massage therapy helps with these chronic pain issues by various rolling, kneading, and pressure point techniques used in an effort to release more serotonin in the body (serotonin is a natural pain killer your body produces). Also, massage therapy aids with decreasing the pain of MS symptoms by techniques that aim to improve and promote relaxation and circulation.

People living with MS face different hardships including difficulty within their relationships, health, and family life. Naturally, these problems can cause stress and anxiety. Some people experience a decrease in motor skills which limits their range of motion and ability to move around. Massage therapy improves mobility and reduces stiffness in the muscles and helps bring a patient back to a sense of well-being and a relaxed state, therefore reducing their stress and anxiety levels. 

Massage Therapy and Safety

Massage therapy is beneficial for most individuals who suffer from MS, but those who have bone-thinning osteoporosis will need to speak to their doctor before they receive a massage. Before proceeding with scheduling regular massage sessions, make sure your health care provider approves of this form of treatment. 

To book your appointment with a certified professional to ease your MS symptoms, contact the experts at LaVida Massage of Canton, GA today! 

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