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The Power of Touch for Pain Relief: Basic Facts

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Massage is well known for reducing stress and promoting relaxation. And, a growing body of research also shows that massage therapy is effective for relieving and managing chronic and acute pain, a significant national health problem.

According to the National Institute for Health, more than one-third of all Americans will suffer from chronic pain at some point in their lives, and approximately 14 percent of all employees take time off from work due to pain.

Increasingly, massage therapists are being incorporated into pain management programs of hospitals and health care organizations. The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations has suggested massage therapy as one means to manage pain without use of pharmaceuticals.

According to a recent American Hospital Association survey about their use of CAM (complementary and alternative medicine) therapies, among the 1,007 hospitals responding, nearly 82 percent of the hospitals offering CAM therapies included massage therapy among their health care offerings — with more than 70 percent utilizing massage therapy for pain management and relief.

In a recent consumer survey commissioned by AMTA, 91 percent of respondents agreed that massage can be effective in reducing pain, and nearly half of those polled (47 percent) have had a massage specifically for the purpose of relieving pain.

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Consider Recent Clinical Research on the Efficacy of Massage for Pain Relief:

  • Massage therapy is more effective for chronic back pain than other complementary therapies.
  • Massage therapy promotes relaxation and alleviates the perception of pain and anxiety in cancer patients.
  • Massage therapy reduces post-traumatic headaches better than cold pack treatments.
  • A pilot study conducted at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles found that massage, as part of hospital-based surgery treatment, reduces pain and muscle spasms in patients who have undergone heart bypass surgery.
  • Massage stimulates the brain to produce endorphins.

How Does Massage Relieve Pain?

  • A simple and direct strategy: working from the external, outer mechanisms of pain to the primary, root cause.
  • Focuses on the entire body system and its relationship to soft tissue – not solely on the site of pain.

Benefits of Massage for Pain Relief

  • Helps patients become more aware of their bodies and the sources of pain.
  • Better familiarizes patients with the pain they experience. Has an impact on the patient by virtue of human touch
  • Improves confidence by encouraging patients to effectively cope with their pain.

For quick and effective back pain relief, neck pain relief or other muscle and joint pain call 303-777-1151 today!

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Corporate Massages

Give your employees the break they deserve and make them more productive workers at the same time.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is also known as structural integration, myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy, trigger point therapy, and other terms.

Medical Massage

Therapeutic massage increasingly is being prescribed by physicians to complement traditional medical treatment for illness, injury and pain.

Neuromuscular Therapy

Our therapists are trained to identify trigger points that may be the actual area of injury and a source or your pain.

Pain Relief

Massage therapy is effective for relieving and managing chronic and acute pain.

Sports Massage

Sports massage is typically used pre-event, post-event, and for maintenance.

Stress Relief

Wellness Massage Therapy is used primarily for individuals who desire to keep themselves as healthy as possible during normal stressors of everyday life.

Swedish Masssage

Swedish massage is very helpful in managing stress, initiating the autonomic nervous system relaxation response and improving circulation.

Thai Massage

Thai massage is also known as yoga massage, and it encourages recipients to reach their edge of flexibility, but never beyond.

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