Massage Therapy for Pain

by Janice Luzzi, Licensed Massage Therapist, Valley Therapeutic Massage

This seems true, you really don’t know how much you use and need your, back, neck, shoulders, wrist and hip – until it hurt’s to do so.

Whether it’s pain from:

  • Muscular injury
  • Low back pain
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Headaches
  • Repetitive use injuries
  • Neck stiffness

The International Association for The Study of Pain defines pain as:

An unpleasant sensory AND emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage.

As of 2017, 51% of all consumers of massage therapy nationally, use Therapeutic Massage for pain relief and stress reduction.

Over time, unrelenting pain and stress will depress our immune function.

In February of 2017, The American College of Physicians issued updated guidelines that recommend massage therapy and other complimentary therapies for low back pain. These guidelines were based on more than 150 studies on low back pain treatment. Non pharmacological approaches were preferred. So if you are in pain try massage. It works.