If you’re managing an inflammatory condition such as osteoarthritis and working with a local rheumatologist, you may also benefit from working with a local registered massage therapist. There are different treatments available for people with arthritis, including medications such as prednisone, methoxtrexate and xeljanz; alternative treatments such as massage can also be helpful. A local registered massage therapist is a wellness professional who treats soft tissue disorders. The soft tissues including the ligaments, tendons, muscles and connective tissue. A local registered massage therapist may use techniques such as deep tissue, craniosacral release and lymphatic massage to release tension and stress, reduce scar tissue and decrease pain, whether you have hand arthritis or lupus. If you’d like to learn more about how a local registered massage therapist can help you manage your inflammatory condition such as rheumatoid arthritis or hip bursitis, start by speaking to your local family physician or local rheumatologist. Whether it’s a local physiotherapist, endocrinologist, cardiologist or registered dietitian, your local massage therapist can also work with your other healthcare providers to create your optimal treatment plan.