Massage Therapy For Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

Rheumatoid arthritis affects the joints, particularly hands, feet and knees. Other parts of the body can also be affected. Due to inflammation, the joints are painful, swollen and movement becomes restricted. This inflammation can result in damage to the joints. The onset of rheumatoid arthritis is usually in middle life. Approximately three quarters of those affected are female. There are varying degrees of severity.

Step Tai Yuan Point

On the lateral side of the anterior wrist crease, in the depression on the radial side of the radial artery.

Step Da Ling Point

At the transverse wrist crease, between the tendons of palmaris longus and flexor carpi radialis muscles.

Step Qu Ze Point

At the elbow, on the ulnar side of the biceps brachii tendon, medial to the brachial artery.

Step Chi Ze Point

At the elbow, in the cubital crease, in the depression lateral to biceps brachii tendon.

Step Tai Xi Point

Inboard of malleolus. In depression midway between the tip of the medial malleolus and the attachment of the achilles tendon. Wrap up malleolus with the hands and massage it for 1-3 minutes.

Step Jie Xi Point

On the dorsum of the foot, between tendons of muscles extensor digitorum longus and extersor hallucis longus, level with the tip of the lateral malleolus. Wrap up heel with the hands and massage it by thumb for 1-3 minutes.