If you or someone you know has Multiple Sclerosis, you know the significant effect that it has on a person’s daily life. Symptoms like spasticity, poor circulation, and overall pain can make regular tasks difficult. To help with your symptoms, you may consider scheduling a visit to a wellness day spa. Although massage therapy will not treat MS, it can help to ease some of your symptoms.
Easing MS Symptoms through Hands in Harmony
At A Servant’s Hands Massage Therapy, our goal is to help our clients feel well-rested and rejuvenated, all while keeping a focus on their safety and comfort. Through specialized movements and motions, we use our hands in harmony to bring you relaxation while helping you experience the many physical benefits of getting a massage. As such, massage therapy can help to ease symptoms of MS, including:
- Spasticity: massage therapy will help you relax your muscles while improving your flexibility and range of motion.
- Pain: by carefully manipulating muscles and tissues, your massage therapist can reduce pain and swelling.
- Poor circulation: massages encourage your body to increase blood circulation for a healthy flow of nutrients and oxygen.
All of these physical benefits allow you to put your mind at ease, so you can reach deeper levels of rest and relaxation.
When Should You Not Get a Massage?
Experienced massage therapists know how to safely and effectively bring relief to their patients. However, there are some situations or conditions in which massage therapy is not the ideal solution. Before you schedule a massage, you should meet with your doctor if you have:
- Edema: this swelling is caused by an accumulation of fluid in tissues, body cavities, or joints. Your physician should be able to determine the cause of the edema, which then determines if a massage is safe.
- Osteoporosis: this disease makes bones weak and brittle. As people with MS tend to have a comparatively low bone mass (due to low mobility and medication side effects), you should meet with your doctor before scheduling a massage.
- Ulcers or an enlarged liver or spleen
- Heart disease
- Recent significant injuries or surgeries
In general, before you schedule a massage to help with your symptoms of MS, it is often best to first discuss it with your doctor. You should also consult your physician if you were recently diagnosed with heart disease, arthritis, or cancer. If you and your doctor decide that massage therapy is safe for you, scheduling a solo massage or a couples massage Tulsa is an ideal way to experience relief and relaxation during your next vacation.
Experience Relaxation at Your Private Wellness Day Spa
At A Servant’s Hands Massage Therapy, we aim to extend the benefits of our massages for as long as possible by creating the perfect spa atmosphere. You will not have to travel to a busy spa to relax alone or enjoy a couples massage Tulsa. Instead, we will come to your cabin with everything needed to create a relaxing, customized spa experience.
To learn more about our massage therapy services or to enjoy an in-cabin massage during your next trip to Broken Bow or Hochatown, please get in touch.