With nearly 12% of the US adult population dealing with chronic pain, it’s no wonder our country has such a problem with opioid pain medication addiction. With all the news coverage about the “problem”, we would like to turn our energies to a solution instead.
Massage therapy has long been known to be an effective way to reduce stress and alleviate pain. During a massage, serotonin levels increase measurably, which reduces pain naturally.
In fact, field studies have provided enough supportive evidence that massage therapy is recommended as an effective non-pharmaceutical pain management therapy by the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals: The Official Handbook of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).
As a result, hospitals across the nation are including massage therapists on patient care teams to fight pain. These teams may include a physician, several nurses, a nutritionist, a yoga instructor, a chaplain, and a massage therapist.
Massage therapy is even being implemented critical care environments, like hospital emergency rooms, chemotherapy clinics, cardiac units, and labor and delivery units.
Why is massage therapy so effective at reducing pain?
Because, massage therapy…
- promotes relaxation and alleviates the perception of pain
- reduces anxiety
- naturally increases deep sleep (often lacking in those with chronic or severe pain)
- increases range of motion to promote healing and blood flow
- and improves mood
Together, these powerful benefits of therapeutic massage create the perfect emotional and physiological conditions to promote healing and a more positive sense of wellbeing.
If you or someone you care about struggles with fibromyalgia, joint pain, chronic headaches, or other causes of long-term or difficult to manage pain, please reach out to see how we can help.
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