Multiple sclerosis or MS is a condition that can impact both the spinal cord and the brain. This causes a range of different symptoms from difficulty with mobility to problems with balance or even issues with vision. If you or a loved one suffers from MS, you will already know how it can impact your quality of life. There is no cure for MS and the symptoms will impact you for the rest of your life. For this reason, it can be incredibly difficult to manage and handle.
Most people will be diagnosed in their late twenties or thirties. However, the condition can actually begin to show symptoms at any point in life. MS is an autoimmune disease and is caused by the immune system attacking healthy parts of the body such as the brain and the spinal cord. Unfortunately, no one is completely sure why the immune system starts to act this way.
Despite there being no cure for MS, there are treatment options. At Body Well Therapy, we have seen patients suffering from MS respond tremendously due to expert massage therapy.
Benefits Of Massage Therapy For MS
MS will always take a toll on your life. It can cause more than just physical issues and trigger feelings of stress or even depression. Depression can make physical symptoms far worse and lead to higher levels of pain or discomfort.
Many experts agree that massage therapy can help here. With massage therapy it’s possible and indeed likely that a patient will experience deeper levels of sleep. Deeper levels of sleep will always mean lower levels of pain for patients suffering from MS.
As well as helping those suffering MS gain deeper levels of sleep, massage therapy can also be used as natural pain management. It’s quite common for people with the condition to suffer from higher levels of pain. This is due to the disease attacking and impacting the sensory nerves.
With massage therapy, issues such as chronic pain can be treated safely and effectively. Massage therapy triggers increased production of serotonin through the body. This is one of the body’s natural pain killers, ensuring that any discomfort felt by the patient is greatly reduced. The impact of massage therapy on the level of pain experienced by someone suffering from MS can be tremendous. One study from 2009 revealed that after just ten weeks, patients reported that their levels of pain had decreased by fifty percent.
As well as this, massage therapy will work to boost levels of circulation in the body and this can help patients with MS relax. That in turn will help reduce their feelings of discomfort and anxiety or even stress.
Furthermore, massage therapy can provide tremendous physical benefits for MS sufferers as well. After massage therapy it’s common for the mobility of patients to improve. This is due to a higher level of flexibility and a decrease in levels of muscle stiffness which is one of the common symptoms of the condition.
Why Choose Our Team?
We have been providing massage therapy services to patients suffering from MS for years. Our team are able to offer expert levels of care and support and are passionate about providing the best quality of life for all our clients. We know that MS can completely disrupt your life. We want to make it easier for you and if you trust in our expert team, you could see tremendous results. Massage therapy can help improve the mental and physical health of anyone suffering from this condition. This is true regardless of the type of severity of MS that you might have been diagnosed with.
We know it’s incredibly difficult suffering from a disease that has no known cure. With our solution, your symptoms can be greatly reduced and relieved. We’ll work to help you relax and relieve your discomfort as much as possible.
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Are you interested in learning more about massage therapy for MS? If you or a loved one are suffering from this condition, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us below. We will be more than happy to provide more information on the treatment possibilities we offer and explain how they could benefit you.
Providing therapy services straight to your home, we work to make it as easy as possible for you or your loved one. One of the main benefits of massage therapy is that it helps patients relax. It’s far easier to do this if they are in a familiar environment where they feel happy and comfortable, like the home.