Getting a massage can be a great way to ease arthritis pain. Like exercise, a massage stimulates the body’s production of endorphins to reduce pain and promote ease of movement. It also helps muscles relax, increases mental alertness and reduces mental stress. To find a massage therapist, obtain a referral from your doctor, physical therapist, or contact the American Massage Therapy Association at (847) 864-0123 for more information.
(Source: Arthritis Foundation)