Massage is consistently recognized as an integral component of overall healthcare and wellness. For numerous of my clients, massage has been the only thing that controls their chronic pain. Numerous studies have concluded that stress is a major component of pain. Well of course it is!! Your whole life has been turned upside down because of unrelenting pain. Our brain develops a “pain loop”. It is where the pain signals continue to loop from the area of pain, back to afferent nerves which lead back to the brain. Stress exacerbates this. Massage, breath work, stretching and touch are a powerful force to reduction of your pain symptoms and reduce the signals to the brain. Massage will also promote a deeper sleep, which will help with pain reduction the next day.
Unfortunately, for many. Those prescribed opioid pain pills, then the reduction or ceasing of a legitimate prescription can be devastating. Massage Therapy can be an integral part of developing a new lifestyle.