As many as 30 percent of people with psoriasis also have psoriatic arthritis, which causes persistent pain in the joints. Massage has been shown to lessen or relieve joint pain. If you have psoriatic arthritis and your joints are hot and inflamed, please discuss this with me. I will avoid working deeply on actively inflamed joints.
I will not injure your skin which can cause psoriasis to flare and I might avoid some areas that are red and inflamed. There’s nothing that I have to avoid, per se but I may work some areas less intensely.
Every massage you receive at living well is specific to your needs at the time of your massage. You may receive a therapeutic Swedish massage which includes long soothing strokes and kneading. Swedish massage can increase circulation and stimulate the lymphatic system, a major part of the immune system. A Swedish massage can help your immune system to make sure everything is moving. You may also receive deep tissue work depending on your needs. We will discuss which therapeutic massage types are best for you before and during your massage.
I use many different kinds of lotions and oils during massage and have never had anyone say that it caused discomfort or a reaction. But if you have moisturizers or skin oils that help your psoriasis, you are welcome to bring them and I will be happy to use! For your peace of mind, the table will be made with light colored sheets so you will not see skin scaling. Remember this doesn’t bother me but I want you to be comfortable.
Now that you know that a massage session can stimulate circulation, reduce inflammation and provide stress relief don’t hesitate to book at massage at living well. I have experience with and am comfortable with psoriasis.