Recent research studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of daily knee self-massage for those with arthritis and other knee pain. Interestingly, the Edgar Cayce readings recommended knee self-massage for arthritis 100 years ago!
The Cayce readings recommend massaging the knee joint with organic peanut oil every day in the morning and at night to prevent arthritis. A towel should be placed under your knee as you sit upright in a chair. Use a mixture of firm and light strokes above, below, and around the patella (kneecap). Don’t forget the back of the lower thigh and the upper calf. The massage should feel good! Avoid direct pressure on the kneecap.
Maintaining a healthy weight will relieve your knees of excess pressure. Squats and other thigh-strengthening exercises will improve the ability of the quadriceps muscles to support knee activity. Stronger quads equal less knee pain. Check with your healthcare professional before starting any new exercises.
The knee is the largest and most complex joint in the human body. Many people suffer from knee pain. Self-massage is an excellent therapy to improve blood flow and relax tight muscles.