Rhematoid arthritis, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and neuropathy are serious hand problems that generally manifest themselves with age. They say prevention is the best cure, and no one really understands the gravity of such health issues, unfortunately until they contract them. Losing the functionality of your hands is not a pleasant ordeal to live with which is why we encourage regular hand massages. At the end of a hard days work, it would be ideal if someone else (if not you could do it yourself) gave you a light pressure hand massage, to stimulate and relax the muscles, tendons, and blood flow. Using your thumb of the opposite hand, work your way up from the center of the palm,upwards and outwards towards the fingers. Don't forget in between the knuckles and around the wrist area.