• Massage is increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension.

    While more research is needed to confirm the benefits of massage, some studies have found massage may also be helpful for:

    • Anxiety
    • Digestive disorders
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Headaches
    • Insomnia related to stress
    • Myofascial pain syndrome
    • Soft tissue strains or injuries
    • Sports injuries
    • Temporomandibular joint pain

    Source: Mayo Clinic www.mayoclinic.org

    Do massages help pain?
    Massage therapy has been studied for several types of pain, including low-back pain, neck and shoulder pain, pain from osteoarthritis of the knee, and headaches. Here is what the science says:
    Low-Back Pain
    Neck and Shoulder Pain
    Osteoarthritis of the Knee
    Source: www.nccih.nih.gov

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