Why You Should Turn to Massage Therapy for Pain Management
According to the
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
, pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. You might be wondering how to treat your pain, and massage therapy is one option that is showing promise.
Research continues to support the health benefits of massage therapy for pain management. Find out how massage therapy can help these five painful conditions.
1. Low-back Pain -
Back pain is a common neurological ailment in the U.S.
that massage therapy can help decrease pain, reduce disability and lower anxiety/depression in low-back pain sufferers.
massage therapy can be a b
eneficial part of an integrative treatment plan for those with fibromyalgia syndrome by reducing pain, improving quality of life and decreasing anxiety, stiffness, fatigue and more.
3. Post-operative Pain
Post-operative pain can complicate recovery, lengthen hospital stays and interfere with a patient’s return to activities.
massage therapy can be effective for reducing pain intensity/severity and anxiety in patients undergoing surgical procedures.
4. Tension Headaches
- According to the
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
, tension-type headache is the most common type of headache. Research has shown massage therapy can decrease perceived pain, frequency, duration and intensity for those dealing with tension headaches.
that massage therapy can decrease pain and significantly impact some rheumatoid arthritis patient’s ability to control the mobility of their limbs.
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Members of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) are the
most trusted massage therapists
in the United States.
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