How Massage Can Manage Pain Effectively & Safely

man receiving neck massagePain can significantly impact your quality of life, keeping you from living your fullest, most abundant life. It can limit a person’s ability to perform daily activities, making it difficult to accomplish necessary tasks, work effectively, and take care of yourself or others.

Beyond the physical limitations, pain can also interfere with social activities, making it more challenging to participate in gatherings, engage in favorite hobbies, and maintain meaningful relationships.

Chronic pain can lead to emotional distress, reducing your overall sense of well-being and preventing you from enjoying a fulfilling life.

The Role of Massage Therapy for Pain Management

According to the CDC, 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. This affects more people in the US than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined. Fortunately, massage has been shown to help alleviate many types of discomfort.

Here are some types of pain that can be helped by massage:

  • Low back
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Feet neuropathy
  • Post-operative
  • Arthritis, both degenerative and rheumatoid
The discomfort experienced by cancer patients: massage can help reduce pain, stress, nausea, depression, anxiety and fatigue experienced during cancer treatment or recovery.

A Healthier Alternative to Opioids

While prescription opioids are used to treat moderate to severe pain, the alarming reality is they are also highly addictive for many people. The opioid epidemic has had a devastating impact on lives, society and the economy in the United States. As healthcare professionals search for effective alternative pain management solutions, massage therapy is promising.

The American Massage Therapy Association is leading the conversation on massage as an alternative to opioids for relief. The AMTA estimates massage could help up to 5 million Americans manage discomfort while reducing addiction disorders by over 100,000 cases per year.

Get Real Relief Today

Could massage therapy help you or a loved one manage pain and support addiction recovery? Book an appointment with Mikki Willams, LMT, here at Rassel-Daigneault Holistic Health Center.

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