Massage for Chronic Pain
Is there anything more relaxing than a
massage? Anything more soothing to jangled nerves?
If you struggle with chronic pain,
though, massage might do more than just give you a temporary
By helping to relax muscles and sore
tissues, massage can ease chronic pain. And the
benefits can persist - for six months or longer, for those
with lower back pain, according to a recent study in
the Annals of Internal Medicine.
conducted jointly by the Buck
Institute in Novato and McMaster University in Canada
and reported in 2012, found
that massage reduces inflammation, promotes the growth of
new mitochondria in skeletal muscle and reduces muscle pain.
Massage does indeed help heal
sore and stressed muscles.
Feel good now and later - how
tempting is that?