MASSAGE AND MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS


Massage and Multiple Sclerosis Aside from medical therapies, there are a number of alternative treatments that may be helpful in the management of multiple sclerosis (MS). The massage treatments that are recommended for relieving the pain of the ailment include: Aquatic massage therapy (hydrotherapy), acupuncture (acupressure), biofeedback, reflexology, Bowen massage and therapeutic massage. Other good options are meditation, special exercise, devices, hypnosis and even cannabis.

MS is a condition in which the immune system attacks the central nervous system, leading to “demyelination”. The ailment produces physical and cerebral symptoms including pain, spasticity and muscle spasms, particularly in the neck, back, leg, and knees; and often progresses to corporal and cognitive disability. MS often causes paresthesia (needles or tingling feeling), dysesthesia (burning, or throbbing along a nerve) and dysesthesia (unpleasant abnormal sensation).

The application of therapeutic massage has demonstrated that it is a practical tool in the physical rehabilitation process, as it:
    • Helps alleviate muscular pain, muscle spasms and tension.
    • Enhances supple muscle tissues.
    • Removes metabolic end products.
    • Releases subcutaneous adherences.
    • Facilitates local blood flow.
    • Improves connective tissue healing.
    • Promotes relaxation through relieving anxiety, depression and fear.
    • Improves mood and self-esteem.
Taking a bath in lukewarm water and applying pressure in certain body’s areas may help relieve paresthesia. Some stretching exercises may also aid to control the pain. Hydrotherapy is recommendable because also improves co-ordination while provides fitness and weight control.

Sometimes, massage therapy may worsen the symptoms of MS, so it is always better to applied it under the advice of a doctor. Remember that massages can be efficient in easing stress and inducing relaxation, but it doesn’t have any effect on the course of the ailment.




    : Heat/Cold treatments can decrease the pain and stiffness of the condition...
    : Massages are efficient alleviating the aches and enhancing the motion...
    : Treatments place toxins load on the body, which massage aid to remove...
    : Lymph drainage reduces the condition, eliminating the accumulated fluids...
    : Massage therapy diminishes headache occurrence and duration...
    : Massage is effective for pain and fatigue related to the condition...
    : Massage aids to reduce the discomfort and provides well-being to the mother...
    : Massage can redress the flow changes triggered by hormone production...
    : The manipulation of the soft tissue decreases muscular tension and knots....