Arthritis can be a very painful condition. There are more than one hundred types of arthritis. It is a condition whereby, broadly speaking, joints tend to swell and pain in caused in one or more joints. This can lead to restricted range of movement and stiffness. Factors that put one at risk include age, injury, family history and obesity. Traditional medicine often uses a variety of drugs to treat arthritis. Many people find these to be ineffective or have intolerable side-effects. As such, many people are turning to alternatives, including Reiki and massage, both of which have been shown to reduce the pain of arthritis. I offer both massage and Reiki in my practice in York.