For those who have been diagnosed with a chronic illness or condition, Massage Therapy can be a helpful and supportive option. As a Massage Therapist I do not treat the condition itself, but the work I do can help with managing many of the symptoms that you might be experiencing. For example:
- Difficulties with mobility
- Trouble sleeping
- Stress and tension
- Anxiety and depression
- Breathing difficulties
How can massage help?
Massage Therapy can help to manage both physical symptoms and emotional issues related to the reality of living with a chronic illness. A Massage session provides an opportunity to relax deeply which can help greatly in dealing with stress. Massage is an effective and enjoyable means of caring for yourself and can contribute greatly to increasing your general feeling of well-being. It is also helpful in addressing more specific issues of pain or mobility. If it is appropriate, specific exercises or stretches may be prescribed in order to aid rehabilitation of muscular pain or stiffness.
- Helping to reduce or manage pain
- Relieving muscular tension
- Increasing mobility
- Encouraging deep relaxation
- Reducing anxiety and depression
- Aiding restful sleep
Massage Therapy can work well alongside conventional medical care. Please consult your GP if you are unsure if Massage Therapy is appropriate for you.
Contact me now to make an appointment or to discuss how Massage Therapy can help you!