3 Painful Conditions that Massage Can Help

Pain can negatively affect a person’s quality of life and impede recovery from illness or injury.

More than a quarter of Americans (26%) age 20 years and overan estimated 76.5 million Americansreport that they have had a problem with pain of any sort that persisted for more than 24 hours in duration.1

Research on Pain + Massage

1. Headaches. Research indicates massage can reduce the incidence and frequency associated with headache pain.1 Massage has been shown to decrease perceived pain and intensity of tension headaches.2

2.  Low-back pain. Massage can decrease lower back pain.3 Researchers propose that the use of massage causes fast therapeutic results and that, in practice, it could help reduce the use of anti-inflammatory drugs in the treatment of chronic low-back pain.4

3. Arthritis. Research shows that those with osteoarthritis of the knee significantly reduced their pain with massage.5 Additionally, people affected by rheumatoid arthritis can decrease pain and have a significant impact on some patient’s ability to control the mobility of their limbs. 6

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