Massage has a role in pain management

16/10/13
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A growing body of research shows that massage therapy can be an effective part of pain relief and pain management.

Some of the claims are: massage is effective for providing long-lasting relief for patients suffering from chronic low back pain – or – massage promotes relaxation and alleviates the perception of pain and anxiety in hospitalized cancer patients – or – massage is better than cold pack treatment of post-traumatic headaches – or – massages reduce incidence of chronic tension headaches – or massages reduce pain and muscle spasms in patients who have multiple incisions – medications dropped in hospitalized patients on days they received a massage.

It appears that massage is so effective because it is not only performed on the site of pain but rather holistically over the entire body systems. What about if I tell you that my massage can relax the nervous system and the musculoskeletal system, assist in draining the lymphatic system, can stimulate the digestive system, and balance the endocrine (hormones) system. Massage can also work on improving your state of mind, hence improve anxiety and depression.

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