Massage for Inflammation
Are you suffering from the symptoms of inflammation?
When your body's immune system reacts to disease, stress, or certain foods, inflammation can occur.
Other painful conditions of the joints and musculoskeletal system that may be associated with inflammation include osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, muscular low back pain, and muscular neck pain.
For many individuals suffering from the symptoms of inflammation, the tendency is to reach for nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen and Advil to suppress pain and discomfort.
While ingesting these pills can temporarily ease aches and pains, research shows that doing so isn't necessarily the best idea. NSAIDs can result in kidney-related health problems, while slowing our bodies' own natural inflammatory response which is critical to the healing process.
As an alternative to these drugs, modalities such as manual stretching and massage can help to address the pain you may be experiencing from inflammation.