Massage for Better Movement
Every so often, a joke makes its rounds through inboxes and social media. Often depicting a cartoon of an aging individual struggling to stretch, the quote reads, “I’m not just getting old, I’m getting crispy.”
Osteoarthritis, the natural aging process of joints, is universal. It is also completely manageable with non-invasive, natural treatments, including massage therapy. Massage gently treats adhesions in soft tissue, where movement starts, and addresses referral pain, including pain in joints. This combination not only relieves pain associated with arthritis, but enhances movement and makes it easier for people to remain active—a key aspect to staying well and aging healthfully. Massage also improves range of motion, improves sleep and temporarily increases circulation.
Stephanie Dixon, LMT and CNMT, has a private practice where she specializes in treating chronic pain and injury rehabilitation. Connect with her at 520-775-2367, [email protected] or NewLeafTucson.com. See ad, page 37.