In this edition of Massage News Around the Web, we take a look at the benefits of massage for someone who has diabetes. Since the benefits of massage are varied across many types of illnesses and chronic diseases, massage then becomes a great as a natural remedy. This really hits home for many people who don't like side effects of certain medication, and can rely on massage as their primary medicine. Now massage is great but any person looking to take advantage of the benefits for a certain condition should always consult their doctor. In a study about the effects of massage on diabetes published on the AMTA website, they found many interesting findings. Below is a quick list of their findings.
General Massage Benefits
Just like with people without Diabetes, the people who were diabetic were able to get the same general benefits. This includes relaxation, a general sense of well-being, and like with active people, an alleviation of muscle soreness.
Relaxation Specific Benefits
Since the lifestyle in coping with diabetes is very stressful, through all of the glucose monitoring, balancing blood sugar levels, and insulin medications, its important to emphasize the huge benefit that can occur just from relaxation. The power of touch through massage has also shown to decrease the production of stress hormones which produces beneficial effects on blood sugar.
Since massage helps improve circulation of not only blood flow but also of lymph, it helps deliver more nutrients to more areas of the body. Since circulation can be impaired as part of the damaging effects of Diabetes, having better circulation helps keep the systems in the body healthier.
Myofascial effects help benefit a person with diabetes by helping stimulate the Muscle (myo) and connective tissues (fascial) tissues. This is important because of the stiffening effects diabetes has on the muscles and connective tissues. It helps loosens these areas by improving circulation, and helps improve mobility from the more flexible and healthier tissues.
Some other great notes from the study showed that hand and foot massage can also have great benefits because of the poor circulation to these areas. We're happy to help shoppers find the right massage chair to fit their needs, and the Panasonic EP-MA73 or Infinity Iyashi provide great full body massages, with special hand and feet massage. You can reach a massage chair expert by calling 888.360.9996, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also chat with us online through Live Support (top left).
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