New partnership formed between Arthritis Society, Massage Addict
Evidence shows that manipulating soft tissue through massage helps to ease muscle tension. This results in more flexibility and less pain, which is helpful to many people with arthritis.
"Coping with chronic pain takes more than just medication," Janet Yale, president and CEO of The Arthritis Society, said. "At the same time that a person with arthritis is developing a treatment plan with their physician, they need to be discussing a lifestyle plan as well. Healthy eating, sleep patterns and physical activity all have a role to play in symptom management, and so can complementary therapies like massage that may offer short-term symptom relief. The Society is excited to partner with Massage Addict to help share these insights with Canadians."
Statistics show that over 4.6 million local Canadian have chronic pain, inflammation and stiffness because of arthritis. These people are searching for a variety of approaches to find relief from their symptoms.
"The Arthritis Society and Massage Addict have a natural symmetry,” Massage Addict CEO Fraser Clarke said. “We are strongly aligned on many levels, including our mission, which is to provide relief and support to those living with discomfort and pain. We are extremely proud to support The Arthritis Society and look forward to a long partnership."
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