Working with Arthritis

by | Jan 11, 2021



Arthritis is often a daily struggle, a debilitating pain that sucks away at your quality of life.


It worsens in the winter as the colder weather rolls in.
Maybe you take more medication than you used to. Possibly health providers offer solutions that don’t quite fit your lifestyle. And it might be that you feel like you’ve tried everything and nothing seems to be working, or it doesn’t work for long.

 If you’d like to learn how 

Erin Stebbins, LMT, CES, COMT and owner of True Balance Pain Relief Clinic, is a pain-relief specialist. She helps countless clients relieve their arthritis symptoms and find healthy, happy movement in life again.


If you’re struggling with the symptoms of arthritis, this article is for you.


Science proves that massage and bodywork help relieve symptoms of arthritis. Bodywork helps by improving blood circulation, which warms up the body and reduces inflammation. All these effects create a noninvasive, powerful, and sustainable solution to living with arthritis.


Erin also uses massage and bodywork to gently manipulate joints and stretches to increase your range of motion.
 Soft-tissue techniques and skilled massage break down scar tissue and muscle tension. This lessens pain and creates more mobility in all your joints.

Bodywork and massage reduce swelling in the joints affected by rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.


According to a study from Duke University, people with osteoarthritis in their knees who received a one-hour massage weekly for 2 months reported less pain, greater mobility, and a better range of motion than those who didn’t.


Massage and bodywork are most effective as part of a treatment plan and approached with whole-body well-being in mind.


Bodywork is not just an occasional treat for stress; it is one of the most powerful tools to help combat the effects of arthritis.


If you’re ready to feel your best and reduce your arthritis-related pain and aches, schedule a time online that works for you, in our online scheduler. We look forward to meeting you and helping you feel your absolute best!