When an ordinary action like sneezing or turning a doorknob results in a broken bone, that's often the first indicator of osteoporosis. Even though it affects more than half of the population over age 50, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, this bone-thinning disease is often called "the silent thief" because people don't realize they have it until a bone snaps.
Osteoporosis, as well as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, is a disease of the skeletal system. The Mayo Clinic observes that knee osteoarthritis has been helped by massage, and Livestrong reports that massage can treat a variety of conditions affecting the skeletal and muscular systems.
Along with providing the kind of deep relaxation that improves your sense of well-being, massage increases the circulation of your blood and the lymphatic fluid that carries toxins away from your internal organs. This removal of metabolic waste makes your body healthier and better able to cope with the challenges of osteoporosis.
In addition, regular massage therapy can help lower your blood pressure, ease anxiety, promote better sleep, increase energy levels, relax tense muscles, and loosen tight joints for greater flexibility.
When your bones are fragile, you want an expert massage therapist. All the professionals at Massage Envy are licensed and certified, which gives you added confidence in the results of your massage therapy.
Before your session, tell your therapist what you're looking for. You can focus on relaxation, circulation, breathing, and a variety of other goals, so take advantage of the opportunity for a customized massage.