pain. If your joints are inflamed, though, it’s best to skip the hot stone massage.
4. Deep-Tissue Massage – As the name suggests, a deep-tissue massage alleviates stiff and sore muscles through the use of significant pressure. The tissue manipulation usually results in more relaxed muscles and less pain. With this type of massage, though, you have to ensure that the pressure isn’t too much. If the pain gets worse, it’s a sign to stop immediately.
How To Get The Best Results
While all of these massage therapy options have their advantages, that doesn’t mean that they’re all right for you.
Health experts suggest talking with your doctor, trying different forms, and discussing your options with the massage therapist you’ve chosen.
Having open communication during the massage is also important. Make sure to let the therapist know if you’re in pain or if anything doesn’t feel right.
If you have a recent injury, bruising, or rashes, the therapist needs to know about them as well. That information will influence which massage you can get and how much pressure or heat you can endure.
You also won’t get the best results if you do the massages sporadically. Many people with rheumatoid arthritis enjoy a consistent reduction in their pain if they have a massage at least weekly.
Finally, getting some exercise in between massage therapy sessions can help to prolong their benefits as well as ease some of the initial pain you may feel after each session.
Of course, none of these massages will be a replacement for following your doctor’s prescribed medication regimen. It’s also best to talk with your doctor before choosing one of the massages you’d like to try. They may have some advice about the best ones for you and how often you should get them done. You should also let your doctor know if any of your symptoms are getting worse instead of better as this might be a sign that you need to be re-assessed.