Hand Massage Therapy
Each of your hands contains more than two dozen bones - 27, to
be exact. With so many bones connected by so many joints, there's a
greater possibility of pain resulting from joints that have grown
tired and stiff.
Even if you don't spend hours upon hours typing, doing
embroidery, operating a keypad, knitting, building a boat in a
bottle, or other work that requires a lot from your hands, a hand
massage can be effective in soothing pain as well as increasing
your range of motion.
Keeping Joints Loose
Massage gets new, oxygen-rich blood flowing into areas that
might have grown stiff and sore. Not only the muscles, but also the
tendons, joints, ligaments and connective tissues in your hands -
and in the rest of your body - benefit from regular massage
That's because at Massage Envy, our professional massage
therapists work to stimulate the flow of blood that improves
circulation, increases delivery of nutrients to underlying tissues,
and facilitates movement in your joints. It adds up to healthier,
more effective hands.
Relief of Pain
If you're suffering from a chronic condition like carpal tunnel
syndrome, or a specific injury like a sprain or broken bone,
massage can help alleviate pain. Along with the topical relief that
comes from focusing on one area of your body, massage also provides
another key healing tool.
Dr. Tiffany Field, director of the Touch Research Institute,
notes that massage aids in promoting the kind of relaxation that
leads to deep sleep. "It's this deep sleep that's truly important,"
she says, "because that is where the restorative process is