Arthritis Treatments

Arthritis is the swelling and tenderness of one or more joints. It causes joint pain and stiffness, which typically worsen with age.

Arthritis can affect your activities, your mood, and even your sleep. The stiffness and lack of mobility can fuel a frustrating and disabling cycle.

Arthritis and joint painThe 2 most common types of arthritis are Osteoarthritis, which causes cartilage (the hard, slippery tissue that covers the ends of bones where they form a joint) to break down, and the other is Rheumatoid arthritis which is a disease in which the immune system attacks the joints, beginning with the lining of joints.

Float therapy is emerging as a safe and effective way to manage arthritis. While floating in a pool of water saturated with Epsom Salt (Magnesium Sulphate) your body enters state of relaxation which allows the brain to rest and repair. Magnesium is an essential mineral for joint repair and acts as a natural anti-inflammatory along with being critical for calcium absorption and our body will absorb the magnesum during your float to boost your body to optimal levels..

The weightlessness that you experience during a float session can also help in relief of the symptoms of arthritis as all pressure is taken off the joints, reducing pain caused by this pressure during other activities.

In addition to floating, the Arthritis Foundation recommends heat therapy as a treatment for arthritis, which can be achieved via our infrared sauna.

They advise that research has shown that heat treatments can loosen stiff joints and relieve achy muscles. When you warm up a sore joint or tired muscle, your blood vessels get bigger. This allows more blood, oxygen, and nutrients to be delivered to the injured tissues. Better circulation means more relaxation for those stiff muscles and joints.

The Arthritis Foundation also provides information on how massage can be effective in the treatment of arthritis. They advise that studies show that moderate-pressure massage can lead to improved pain, stiffness, range of motion, hand grip strength and overall function in people with OA, RA and fibromyalgia. Researchers say massage seems to work by increasing circulation, bringing more nutrients to tissues. It also seems to lower production of the stress hormone cortisol, reduce heart rate and blood pressure and decrease anxiety.

If you feel that you may benefit from trying out one of services to help relieve your arthritis symptoms, book an appointment now or contact us to discuss.