The Effect of Massage on Lyme Disease

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Some 300,000 people are affected by Lyme disease every year. The bacterial infection, commonly spread via tick bites, can cause joint pain, facial paralysis, fatigue, heart palpitations, debilitating headaches, memory loss and in some cases, inflammation of the spinal cord nerve cluster. While a course of antibiotics has proven to be the most effective treatment for the disease, it doesn’t do much to alleviate its painful and persistent symptoms. However, this blog post suggests something that might; massage.

For several years now, various different types of massage have been used as effective treatments for rheumatoid arthritis, an illness that also causes painful joint inflammation. Accordingly, massage can also be used to relieve the pain associated with Lyme disease. A Swedish massage can bring some relief to aching joints. Reiki touch therapy can be used to sooth generalized body pain. Reflexology techniques can be used to circulate fresh blood into inflamed hands and feet. The precise application of shiatsu massage can reduce the intensity of nerve pain without causing additional irritation. And cranial-sacral massage can be utilized to make otherwise immobilizing headaches bearable. Look over this intriguing piece to find out more about how massages can be used to treat the symptoms of Lyme disease.

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One Reply to “The Effect of Massage on Lyme Disease”

  1. Good information to know. I have had a few clients with Lyme disease . They feel better after a massage . Yes they get bad headaches and constant pain in their joints . I find an hour or two of massage only helps temporary . In order for it to be effective they need more regular massages.

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