According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, many people who have been diagnosed with MS use massage therapy for prevention or relief of the following symptoms:
Spasticity — Massage can help relax muscles and enhance range of motion exercises.
Pain — Massage is useful in any condition in which a reduction in swelling or mobilization of tissue leads to pain relief. It can provide a soothing feeling, giving the person with MS a chance to relax, and relieving anxiety and fear.
Poor circulation — Massage can increase blood flow through superficial veins by use of friction, and through deeper arteries and veins by use of petrissage (massaging of skin that is gently lifted and squeezed). Massage can also increase capillary dilation through light stroking.
Light Touch Therapeutics provides in-home, customized massage treatment plans. For more information about how massage can ease the symptoms of MS, call 518-288-5199 or contact us.