Why Massage Therapy Can Benefit Those Suffering With Multiple Sclerosis

April 03, 2016 by Jordan Nunziato

Why Massage Therapy Can Benefit Those Suffering With Multiple Sclerosis

Massage Therapy Can Help Ease The Pain Associated With MS

Patients with multiple sclerosis have problems with their immune systems attacking their nerves, resulting in nerve damage. While the treatment for multiple sclerosis often involves medication to control symptoms, some patients may opt to include massage therapy as part of their treatment program.

 

In an article published on livestrong.com entitled “Benefits of Massage Therapy on Multiple Sclerosis”, author George Krucik, MD, MBA writes that many multiple sclerosis patients experience pain when the disorder affects their sensory nerves, but massage therapy can help reduce this pain.

 

“When performing the massage, the masseuse puts pressure on the areas where the pain occurs. The United States Department of Veterans Affairs suggests that multiple sclerosis patients consider massage therapy and other physical treatments, like physical therapy, when they start experiencing pain,” he writes.

 

While Massage Can Be Helpful In Relieving Stress And Inducing Relaxation, It Has No Effect On The Course Of MS

 

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society put out a study in 1998, which investigated the effect of massage in people with MS on:

 

 

The study used self-reports by the participants and found that, at the end of a five-week period, physical and social activity had improved in the people receiving massage. Those in the massage group also reported a decrease in depression. There was, however, no improvement in grip strength and only marginal improvement in ambulation.

 

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