Massage is well known for reducing stress and promoting relaxation. Attaining a St Thomas Massage from A Touch of Wellness is especially beneficial. A growing body of research and data also shows that massage therapy is effective for relieving and managing chronic and acute pain, a significant national health problem.
Consider recent clinical research on the efficacy of massage specifically for pain relief:
2- Massage therapy promotes relaxation and alleviates the perception of pain and anxiety in cancer patients.
3- Massage therapy reduces post-traumatic headaches better than cold pack treatments.
How does massage relieve pain?
· A simple and direct strategy: working from the external, outer mechanisms of pain to the primary, root cause.
· Focuses on the entire body system and its relationship to soft tissue – not solely on the site of pain
Overall benefits of massage for pain relief:
2- Better familiarizes patients with the pain they experience.
3- Has an impact on the patient by virtue of human touch.
4- Improves confidence by encouraging patients to effectively cope with their pain.
therapists. Finding a qualified massage therapist is paramount; only 33 states and the District of Columbia regulate the profession of massage therapy. AMTA helps consumers and other healthcare professionals locate an AMTA member massage therapist. See Jill Scott’s AMTA professional profile here: //www.amtamassage.org/famt/JillScott or 1-888-THE-AMTA.