It can be stressful managing an eye condition such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, cataracts or macular degeneration. Some patients find that working with a local registered massage therapist in addition to their local family physician and local optometrist or ophthalmologist is beneficial. A local registered massage therapist is a health and wellness provider who is skilled in treating soft tissue disorders. Your soft tissues include the connective tissues, muscles tendons and ligaments. However, you don’t have to have an injury such as whiplash to benefit from seeing a local registered massage therapist. Many patients find that seeing a local registered massage therapist helps reduce anxiety and depression, promote relaxation and decrease pain. Local registered massage therapists use a variety of techniques to treat patients, including deep tissue massage, lymphatic drainage and, craniosacral release. Your local registered massage therapist can work with your team of health care providers as needed, from your local personal trainer to your registered dietitian. If you’re interested in learning more about how a local registered massage therapist can help you manage your eye condition such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts or macular degeneration, start by talking to your local family physician.