National Arthritis Month is celebrated every year in May and Human Touch is looking forward to spreading the word, sharing stories from people living with the arthritis and educating others about the symptoms and the benefits of massage for pain and discomfort.
According to the Arthritis Foundation, “with the aging of the Baby Boomer population, the prevalence of arthritis is expected to rise by 40 percent by the year 2030, impacting 67 million Americans.” So how can baby boomers help relive pain? Through various techniques like hot and cold therapy, adding turmeric to food, low impact exercise, meditation and daily massage.
“The benefits of having a massage everyday for those with arthritis may include pain relief, mood improvement and increase in mobility.”
-Dr. Hoon Kim
What are the benefits of massage for arthritis pain? “Regular massage of muscles and joints, whether by a licensed therapist at a spa or by self-massage at home, can lead to a significant reduction in pain for people with arthritis,” according to Tiffany Field, PhD, director of the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine. (source: http://ow.ly/vud0c)
“When I found that my arthritis was taking over my hips, legs, and lower back, I feared my mobility and lifestyle would be impeded. As a very active senior, I could not picture myself walking with a walker or cane.
A friend recommended your massage chairs so I purchased one and, to me, it’s literally saved my quality of life. It works absolute wonders for me and I could not exist without it. It enables me to get around without a walker, cane or wheelchair, which means the world to me.
Thank you so much for producing such a fine chair. It does work!”
If you or someone you know is living with arthritis, please join us on our social networks to share your personal story and help spread the word to families and friends.
Written by: Susie Green