Osteoarthritis (OA) affects about 10% of the population.

Recent research suggests that OA is a group of diseases marked by a dysfunction in the repair of joint cartilage, especially in the weight-bearing joints such as the knees and hips.

Symptoms include: joint pain that may come and go, morning stiffness, loss of mobility, bone changes.

Causes: joint injury, infection, genetic factors and joint mechanics may play a part in the onset of osteoarthritis.

Registered Massage Therapists may help:

  • Reduce pain
  • Improve function, flexibility & mobility
  • Reduce disability
  • Improve sleep
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Improve quality of life by providing home exercise advice