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Pain comes in many forms, and can make it difficult to enjoy our daily lives. Many people also suffer from conditions that have chronic pain as a symptom. Thankfully, there are several pain management treatments, including massage for those looking to get relief the all-natural way.
The benefits of massage include increased blood flow, decreased inflammation and increased oxytocin levels, all of which allow muscles to relax, reducing feelings of tiredness and pain. However, while massage is effective at managing or temporarily alleviating symptoms, it’s wise to consult a physician, pharmacist or nurse practitioner for prescribed treatment options.
Browse our list of conditions to learn how some symptoms can be alleviated with massage.
Neck tension from stress is common but massage and stretching can help provide relief.
Massagers can help provide relief or recession of headaches and migraines by reducing tension in tightened head, neck and shoulder muscles.
Massagers may increase the production of endorphins and improve blood circulation, which can provide relief from fibromyalgia.
Massage of the rib cage and neck helps strengthen respiratory muscles, increase oxygen saturation in the blood and decrease shortness of breath.
Massage can help treat the effects of poor circulation by improving blood flow and reducing muscle tension.
Massaging and stretching the wrist and finger flexor muscles may help lessen the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
For arthritis sufferers, massage can help lessen pain and inflammation, while improving blood circulation, flexibility and mobility.