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How Massage Can Help Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Items at a spa, used in massage.
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Ancient massage drawing.
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What is massage?


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The use of massage therapy is increasing


Woman holds her sore wrist from RA hand pain.
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Massage and RA


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Massage cautions with RA


Word massage written on beach next to a shell and waves.
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Types of massage


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Swedish massage


Man getting a shiatsu massage.
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Shiatsu massage


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Finding a massage therapist


Woman getting a massage in a massage chair.
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What to expect during a massage


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Do I have to get naked?


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The financial side


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Self-massage


Lene  Andersen, MSW

Lene Andersen, MSW

@TheSeatedView

Lene Andersen is an author, health and disability advocate, and photographer living in Toronto. Lene (pronounced Lena) has lived with rheumatoid arthritis since she was four years old and uses her experience to help others with chronic illness. She has written several books, including Your Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Tools for Managing Treatment, Side Effects and Pain, and 7 Facets: A Meditation on Pain, as well as the award-winning blog, The Seated View.

Lene serves on HealthCentral's Health Advocates Advisory Board, and is a Social Ambassador for the RAHealthCentral on Facebook page, facebook.com/rahealthcentral. She is also one of HealthCentral's Live Bold, Live Now heroes — watch her incredible journey of living with RA.