Oklahoma Pain Treatment Centers: Can a massage help pain?

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? Oklahoma Pain Treatment Centers has some answers.

Now, most people know that a good massage can help deal with stress-related pain very effectively – especially when performed 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 is cancer patients. A study of 1,200 cancer patients showed that a good massage can help reduce many of the symptoms associated with cancer and its 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 taking place.

  • If you experience any pain during your massage session, let the person performing the massage know immediately.

Remember, pain is your body’s 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 Dr. Christensen at Oklahoma Pain Treatment Centers (405-751-0011) a call today, and start managing your pain.

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