Massage and Pain
Pain does more than hurt. It robs us of our energy and independence. It raises our blood pressure and lowers our immune system. It can lead to things like changes in appetite, constant fatigue, insomnia, or loss of work. A drug-free solution to pain is massage.
The healing effects of a well-placed hand is effective intuitively and used across all cultures. We instinctively rub a bumped elbow. We naturally try to rub out sore muscles. Massage is a logical conclusion to several chronic and acute painful conditions like fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis.
Massage has been shown to:
- Release our bodies feel-good chemicals and natural opioids
- Disrupt pain signals being sent to the brain
- Promote better sleep
- Reduce anxiety and depression associated with prolonged pain
- Increase range of motion
- Decrease inflammation
Talk to me today about adding massage therapy to your pain-relief routine.