Massage could help ease your pain
Many Australians are all too familiar with pain. There can be endless trips to the doctor or chiropractor – you will get a long treatment plan and repeat sessions – but does it work? Maybe pain medications – great – more chemicals. You will have sleepless nights and the burden of making it through the day while enduring pain.
Maybe you should try a massage.
Many hospitals that use some form of complementary or alternative care use massage therapy.
Massage is very often used for pain management and pain relief. A consumer survey commissioned by the American Massage Therapy Association reveals that more people than ever are seeking massage to manage and relieve pain.
The survey shows that nearly half, 47 percent, of those polled have had a massage specifically for pain relief.
Another recent survey of massage clients in the US showed that 63 percent believed massage therapy provided them greater pain relief than chiropractic, acupuncture, physical therapy or other bodywork. But this is only a statistic we found.
We say – try it and stick to it when it works.
Clinical research has shown massage therapy can:
- - Be more effective for chronic back pain than other complementary therapies.
- - Promote relaxation and alleviate the perception of pain and anxiety in cancer patients.
- - Reduce post-traumatic headaches better than cold pack treatments.
- - Lessen pain and muscle spasms in patients who have undergone heart bypass surgery when part of hospital-based surgery treatment.
- - Stimulate the brain to produce endorphins.
- - Improve confidence by encouraging patients to effectively cope with their pain.
If you have chronic pain, talk to your doctor about adding massage by a qualified massage therapist to your pain management program. Finding a trained and qualified massage therapist is important, so have a look on massageplaces.com.au.