Pain

Massage: An Effective Part Of Pain Management

A growing body of research proves that massage is an
effective, non-pharmacological form of pain relief.

    The latest research concludes:

  • Massage is more effective for chronic back pain
    than other complementary therapies.
  • Therapeutic massage promotes relaxation and
    alleviates the perception of pain and anxiety.
  • Massage stimulates the brain to produce endorphins.
  • Therapeutic massage reduces post-traumatic headaches better than cold pack treatments.

The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare
Organizations has suggested massage as a non-pharma-
cological therapy that can be used successfully in pain
management.

“Massage has offered many of my patients much-needed
relief from severe and chronic pain,” said Patrick Massey,
M.D., Ph.D., Medical Director of Complementary and
Alternative Medicine at Alexian Brothers Hospital
Network. “Enough data exists to consider recommending
massage as a form of pain relief for all pain patients.”

At the Mary Barry Massage Therapy clinic, our skilled team of
highly trained massage therapists can effectively reduce your
muscular pain and soreness. Visit us and experience why we
have been voted “Best of the Best” Massage Clinic
5 years in a row.