Regular pain can negatively impact an individual’s quality of life and interfere with their ability to recover from activities, illnesses, or even injuries. Whether suffering from occasional, acute, or a chronic condition, it is imperative for an individual to create a proper pain management strategy to live a fulfilling life.
At Elements Massage Glendale, we’d love to assist you in making massage therapy part of your pain management strategy. Recent research showcases how massage can be a powerful tool to address a wide range of conditions including post-surgery pain, chronic conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, and those suffering from cancer.
Here’s how massage can help:
When experiencing pain, it can be difficult to achieve quality sleep. Massage can lend a hand by inducing a deep sense of relaxation that can improve the quality of sleep while reducing the perception of pain.
Range of Motion
With chronic conditions or a debilitating injury, it is common for individuals to lose mobility. The application and pressure received during a massage can promote flexibility and maintain good range of motion while reducing muscular tension.
Pain can stimulate anxiety but massage can break this cycle. ‘State anxiety’ is the body’s temporary reaction to a stressful situation (like injury, surgery, etc.). Massage nurtures the mind and body connection promoting a calming of the central nervous system and reduces the body’s production of the stress hormone, cortisol, which can exacerbate anxiety symptoms. This reduction allows an individual to feel more grounded and present, even in the wake of pain.