Pain Management OKC talks about massages and pain relief
We all know a day at the spa can do wonders for stress relief and leave us feeling 10 years younger. But can a visit to the massage parlor do anything for someone’s stress-related, or even chronic, pain? Pain Management OKC has a some answers.
Now, most people know that a good massage can help deal with stress-related pain very effectively. Especially when done by a licensed massage therapist. A good massage can relax and soothe tightened or overworked muscles. And the natural relaxation that comes from a massage session can help to ease stress. Less stress means less stress-pain, easy right? But what about chronic pain?
Well, recent studies seem to suggest that a good massage may be more effective than other treatments like acupuncture at reducing pain, especially in the lower back region. Another group of people who might also benefit from massages are cancer patients. A study of 1200 cancer patients showed that a good massage can help reduce many of the symptoms associated with cancer and it’s treatments such as anxiety, nausea, and of course, pain.
Some things to keep in mind if you decide to try massage. Getting a massage from a licensed massage specialist is the best way to ensure you’ll get the best massage and the most relaxing experience possible. Remember to try and relax when the massage is happening. And most importantly, if you experience any pain while the massage is going on, let the person doing the massage know immediately. Remember, pain is your bodies way of letting you know something is wrong. If you’re experiencing pain while getting a massage it may not be the right treatment for you.
Pain can be complicated, but it never has to rule your life. Give Blake Christensen, Pain Management OKC, a call today and start managing your pain. 405 751 0011.