Studies on the effects of massage for arthritic symptoms

The winter months do bring in more clients seeking relief from muscle pain, pain experienced with arthritic conditions, anxiety and depression. Recent studies on the effects of massage for arthritic symptoms have shown, that regular massages increase improvements in pain, stiffness, range of motion, muscle strength and joint health. Research has also shown that massage can lower the body’s production of the stress hormone cortisol, and boost production of serotonin, which improves mood. If you experience such symptoms give your mind and body a gift and book yourself in for a therapeutic/remedial massage.

Release that pain & healing process begins

Sometimes clients come in with muscular skeletal pain and request a massage treatment and we start exploring what has been happening in their lives. As the client unfolds painful feelings and grief from such experiences, they are able to release that ‘stuckness’ of pain and the healing process begins, even before the massage treatment starts. There is an intimate connection between the mind and body. When you are willing to feel, you can heal.