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Massage Therapy Good For Knee OA

May 27, 2012

Wouldn’t it be great if you learned that eating chocolate cake, or napping on the couch were effective treatments for reducing the pain associated with knee osteoarthritis?  Unfortunately both chocolate cake and being a couch potato are bad for your knees.  But getting a massage will help!

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine substantiates research that  massage therapy, specifically a weekly, hour-long, Swedish massage significantly reduced knee pain in patients with osteoarthritis.  125 subjects were studies over 8 weeks.

What a great reason to treat yourself to a weekly massage.  Go ahead – you deserve it.



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