Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Massage Provides Relief for MS

The MS Walk will take place in Santa Barbara next Saturday, May 5th. 

What is Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

The National MS Society describes Multiple sclerosis (or MS) as a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system (CNS), which is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. 

The assault on the myelin sheaths and subsequent interruption of central nervous system communication results in a variety of symptoms, affecting various parts of the body.  Symptoms can vary in severity and the specific symptoms are unpredictable in each patient.  These symptoms can include:

Why Massage Therapy is Beneficial 
for Multiple Sclerosis

Here are some studies and articles demonstrating the efficacy of massage therapy for MS:

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