How Massage Therapy Can Help With Pain Management
Massages used to be thought of as a luxury. Now it’s available everywhere, from hospitals and clinics to airports and grocery stores. If you suffer from pain, massage shouldn’t be a once-in-a-while special treat, but a powerful tool that can improve your well-being and complement other therapies for pain management.
Benefits of Massage for Pain Management
Massage is now offered alongside standard treatment for many conditions.
“While I wouldn’t recommend using massage to replace standard medical treatment, it’s a wonderful complementary treatment to aid in your healing that can help the standard treatment work better,” says Marse.
Some of the many conditions massage therapy may help include:
- Digestive disorders
- Lower back pain
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Nerve pain
- Soft tissue strains or injuries
- Sports injuries
- Temporomandibular joint pain
- Upper back and neck pain
The health benefits of massage are reason enough to try it. According to Marse, “Not only does massage help reduce pain, muscle soreness and tension, it can also improve circulation and immune function, add to your energy levels and make you more alert. It can lower your heart rate and blood pressure. Many patients love it simply because it reduces stress and supports relaxation.”
Massage therapy is a great supplement to decrease pain and increase your overall health. Ask your doctor or physical therapist if a regular massage regimen might be helpful for you.
OC Sports and Rehab offers massage therapy services at our Lake Forest, Foothill Ranch, and Placentia locations. Call or text us at 949.716.5050 to learn more.