Using Massage Therapy for Pain Management

One of the common things that people use massage therapy for these days is pain management and more so for people that have debiliating conditions such as arthritis for example. Whether people choose to see a massage therapist in a day spa or perhaps even a local massage parlour the effects can be very rewarding for people.

In the US now for example they say that up to nine percent of adults are currently using massage for one reason or another. This might be for pain management, depression and anxiety or a whole list of other common ailments. Some clients will even use massage for pure pleasure and this would be more in the erotic massage arena. Clients might use tantric massage therapy for example to fight some sexual problems as well as get pain and stress relief at the same time.

Some recent studies have highlighted than massage can be effective for pain relief. A recent study that was published in the US in 2010 did show some benefits with stress and in particular the stress hormone cortisol which it did show that massage could slightly reduce the levels of.

However when using massage for pre-existing conditions and in particular some issues such as athritis it is important to consult you phsyician first to make sure that this will not cause more problems than benefits.

Certain conditions in particular should be a red flag to people that are considering massage and these are things such as:

  • High Blood Pressure
  • Osteoposis – severe cases
  • Varicose Veins
  • Flare, Inflammarion or Skin Rashes

Massage is of course not a medicine but it can be a useful complementary therapy and in general a very good way to help lead a more stress free and relaxed life and something we at amazing massage would highly recommend many people try for various conditions