Can massage help reduce pain and symptoms of a number of conditions?
The term “massage therapy” encompass many techniques such as petrissage, facial, and effleurage. In general, massage therapists work on soft tissue such as muscle and can help improve your range of motion, especially when joints are restricted due to illness or injury. A lot of scientific research in regards the massage is conflicting, but there have been a number of studies that point toward massage therapy having beneficial effects on pain and other associated symptoms.
Here are 6 things you should know about massage therapy for health purposes.
- There is evidence suggesting that massage can be useful for some pain conditions such as low-back pain and chronic neck pain.
- Research has suggested that, at least for short term, massage can reduce pain in cancer patience, promote relaxation and boost mood.
- A recent review of an articled was found that massage can help to reduce depression.
- A 2010 review of a research article concluded that massage can help temporarily reduce pain, fatigue, and other symptoms associated with fibromyalgia
- Several studies on massage on infants in the preterm have been conducted and suggests massage may improve weigh gain
- Massage therapy has relatively few risks when performed by a trained practitioner and their benefits far exceed the cons of other types of treatments.
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