How Massage Therapy Can Reduce Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

If you have multiple sclerosis, you know how difficult of a disease it can be. It can be extremely stressful, as well as painful if it happens to impact your sensory nerves. However, there is a solution that can help relieve certain symptoms.

Massage can actually help with the stress and pain. There are many benefits that come with massage for anyone, particularly those who suffer from multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis patients often have problems with flexibility; they can have issues performing fine motor movements, such as picking up small items. Massage therapy can help with these muscle problems and make patients more flexible and mobile.

Massage has been shown to be very effective at treating chronic pain, because it increases the body's production of serotonin. Serotonin is a natural pain killer, as well as a neurotransmitter that fights depression and other mental disorders. As such, if the individual is dealing with depression along with or as a result of multiple sclerosis, the serotonin level increase can actually help. Stress can worsen the symptoms of multiple sclerosis, and since massages can help manage stress levels, it can keep the symptoms at bay in this manner.

Massage also serves to enhance the ability to relax and promote circulation in the body. If you have multiple sclerosis and have massage therapy done on a regular basis, you can increase your ability to relax over the long-term and diminish your stress as much as possible. This could make massage therapy very worthwhile for someone who happens to suffer from this disease.

Though massage therapy on its own probably will not be sufficient enough to treat multiple sclerosis symptoms, it can certainly be a very helpful part of a treatment program. If you are not already including massage in your multiple sclerosis treatments, you should consider incorporating it after speaking to your physician and getting the approval from him or her.

To schedule your appointment with a certified professional, contact LaVida Massage of Fairlawn, OH today!

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