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Posted on: June 26, 2015

Massage therapists play a huge role in helping clients who suffer with Osteoarthritis. In fact, there are a ton of different benefits that come from having this massage therapy performed on areas like the knee. Those with chronic osteoarthritis really do respond well to massages, as the pain is ultimately tended to and relieved. When massage therapy is performed, the muscles around the joints are able to fully relax. This gets rid of that stiffness that causes pain and prohibits mobility. In particular, when a massage therapist massages a client with osteoarthritis of the knee the pain is decreased and motion is increased. There is also an increase in the amount of blood flowing through the knee. It's this newfound oxygen that helps the knee heal. This massage therapy treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee even eliminates any toxic inflammatory substances in the body that may bring about added swelling and pain. However, when it comes to the treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee, deep tissue massages should be kept far away when the osteoarthritis itself is acute. Similar to this, deep tissue massages should also be avoided when there is serious swelling, pain, heat and redness in the knee. If the osteoarthritis is chronic, though, deep tissue massages work well as it eases the connective tissue pain that surrounded the joints in the knee. Deep tissue massages aren't the only kind of massages used on those with osteoarthritis in the knee. Some other types of massages that can ease those individuals with osteoarthritis are Reiki, Shiatsu, Reflexology, Swedish and Trigger Point. All of these types of massages really will reduce pain and swelling that comes with osteoarthritis. While massage therapy not seem like the obvious way to relieve knee pain associated with osteoarthritis, it really does have a positive effect.

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