Archive for March, 2018
- Relieve lower back pain. Therapeutic massage has been shown to be useful in alleviating lower back pain.
- Ease migraine headaches. Some research suggests that massage therapy, in combination with other treatments, can help offset pain associated with migrainesand other chronic headaches.
- Reduce shoulder pain. Shoulder massage has been shown to help reduce pain and improve range of motion.
- Reduce pain and symptoms associated with carpal tunnel syndrome. One small study showed that a 15-minute professional massage once a week for four weeks, with additional self-massage therapy at home, improved pain and muscle weakness due to carpal tunnel syndrome.
- Ease pain in cancer patients. A study of 380 adults with advanced cancer, some of whom were in hospice care, showed that massage therapy, provided by trained massage therapists, helped to reduce patients’ pain and improve their mood.
- Ease fibromyalgia symptoms. Some studies support the use of massage therapy to reduce muscle stiffness and pain in women with fibromyalgia.