Showing posts with label osteoarthritis. Show all posts
Showing posts with label osteoarthritis. Show all posts

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Massage Envy and Others Team Up With the Arthritis Foundation for Healing Hands for Arthritis

Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the
United States, affecting 1 in 5 Americans.
According to the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), regular massage therapy works wonders for clients with arthritis. Regular massage patients have reported not only diminished pain, but also increased activity levels. With this information in mind, Massage Envy Spa has joined up with the Arthritis Foundation for a one-day national event called Healing Hands for Arthritis, to build awareness and raise funds to fight arthritis.

The 37 Massage Envy Spa locations in the greater Chicago area will donate $10 from every 1-hour massage session or facial performed on September 17, 2014 to the Arthritis Foundation. All proceeds donated during the Healing Hands event will support the Arthritis Foundation's efforts to prevent, control, and cure arthritis nationwide. In addition to the donations collected from services performed on September 17, Murad, Wyndmere Naturals, and Biofreeze have all announced they will donate 10% of all sales of their products sold at Massage Envy Spa locations during the event.

This is a great event to promote the potential for massage to relieve and control arthritic symptoms, as well as further public understanding about the devastating effects of arthritis!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

New Study On Treatment Of Knee Osteoarthritis

For years, many people have treated their knee osteoarthritis solely with medications which have potentially serious side effects with long term use.

For many, losing the ability to perform activities they enjoy due to the pain it causes is enough to lead them into depression or give up on trying any activity at all.

A new study conducted by researchers in Kentucky has found that the use of Biofreeze allowed patients with pain from osteoarthritis of the knee to perform tasks with less pain than those given a placebo.

According to the study, 20 people were given either Biofreeze or a placebo and asked to perform 5 different tasks. In 4 of the 5 tasks the people who had used Biofreeze reported a decrease in pain while the placebo group did not.

While there were no indications that the Biofreeze helped with actual performance of the tasks, the fact remains it decreased the patients' pain. Less pain can lead to a more fulfilling life.

While Biofreeze is in no way intended to replace medications or medical advice, it is a great addition to treatment for those suffering from knee osteoarthritis pain, as well as a great new avenue for retail sales growth for your practice.

If you don't already have Biofreeze in your office or to retail to your clients, it is a great product that will result in many thankful clients.