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Does Massage Have Benefits for People With Diabetes?

Benefits of Massage for People with Diabetes

Control Peripheral Arterial Condition

Peripheral arterial disease occurs when plaque accumulates and narrows the blood vessels. This reduces the circulation of blood to your limbs. People with type 2 diabetes are at a higher risk of this condition, which subsequently makes them more vulnerable to strokes and heart attacks. Some studies have shown that massaging the connective tissue may help improve the circulation of blood in the lower limbs in those with type 2 diabetes. Also, massage therapy can help slow down the progression of the condition. [2]