Diabetes is becoming fairly commonplace in today’s world. Because of this, we have identified a need in our community for a type of massage tailored to those whom live with diabetes.
The following is a list of some of the benefits of massage for those with diabetes.
- Increased circulation/blood flow
- Increased tissue health and vitality
- Temporary regulation of blood sugar
- Decreasing of stress(diabetes can be stressful!)
- Temporary pain relieve due to neuropathy
A diabetic massage focuses on increasing circulation and blood flow to all the tissues, especially those furthest from the heart such as the legs and feet. As your massage therapist sees fit, essential oils may be added to further increase the benefits of your diabetic massage.
Why in the world would a diabetic massage benefit? Diabetes is a disease where there is a problem with hormone production and blood sugar regulation. Studies are showing that massage with moderate pressure can have a positive effect on the nervous system with helps to regulate the endocrine system, which secretes hormones. Thus helping to stabilize blood sugar.
Aside from temporarily stabilizing blood sugar, massage in general can help with circulation. Anyone with diabetes can tell you that this disease has a negative effect of the body’s circulatory system.