Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease that affects the Central Nervous System especially the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. It causes many symptoms and is becoming widespread. More than 2.3 million have been diagnosed with MS worldwide and an average 200 cases have been cropping up in the United States every week. Let us understand more about the disease and also discuss if massage therapy can provide relief from some of the symptoms.
According to many of the MS organizations like the National MS Society, the best way to treat the effects and progression of MS is one of the FDA-approved-disease modifying drugs. However many people with MS use massage therapy and other wellness techniques for prevention or relief from the symptoms. While it’s quite easy to get a massage at home, it’s best when you avail services from an expert massage centre. Riverday Spa in Chennai provides Professional Spa & Massage Services that not only rejuvenates your body but also relieves your body from symptoms like:
One of the most commonly experienced symptoms in MS is stiffness and involuntary muscle spasms in the limbs. Medications, exercises, physical therapy and stretching are usually prescribed by neurologists to relieve these symptoms of MS. A Full Body Massage and a body massage can also help here by reducing muscle stiffness and increasing blood circulation to affected areas. Spa Massages and body treatments can also help relax muscles and reduce the soreness and rigidity in them.
b. Sorrow and Anxiety
MS can take a serious toll on mental health in patients with MS, besides profoundly affecting physical health. Depression, anxiety, stress and mood changes are common in people suffering from MS. Massage can reduce symptoms of depression and can boost mental health. Massage can increase the release of endorphins or the ‘feel-good hormones’ such serotonin and dopamine which encourage relaxation and reduce the feeling of anxiety and nervousness. Also, a massage promotes oxytocin and epinephrine which increase feelings of euphoria
Pain in the joints, shoulders, back, head or jaws is common symptoms in MS. Massage is effective in providing relief from pain in the body’s soft tissues, tendons and muscles. Besides massage, Spa Massages and Body Treatments also promotes blood circulation the affected areas further alleviating the pain. The comforting human touch during a massage is definitely invaluable.
d. Sleeping Disorders
People with MS often have trouble sleeping soundly primarily due to frequent nighttime urination, spasticity and periodic limb movements. Poor sleep causes fatigue and stress and makes some MS symptoms feel worse, further leading to poorer sleep thereby creating a vicious sleep. There are a few ways that massage can lead to better sleep. A hormone called Cortisol, which causes stress and disrupts sleep decreases significantly following massage therapy. Also increased serotonin, a hormone that helps regulate the body’s circadian rhythm is a common benefit gained through massage. By regulating these hormones a massage can promote restful sleep.
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