Massage For Pain Relief

Pain is very subjective – a stimulus which is not painful for one person can be extremely painful for another person. It is difficult to assess just how much pain someone is in. Apart from the person telling you how much pain they are in, it is important to watch their body language, facial expressions, how they are holding themselves and how they are moving. I have found time and time again in my massage therapy practice in York that massage can be highly effective in relieving pain. Studies have shown that massage can be more effective in relieving pain than self-care education, relaxation, progressive muscle relaxation, acupuncture and TENS. Also, massage has the added benefits of aiding with relaxation, muscular stiffness and stress relief.

Photo of snowdrops in York

Snowdrops before the snow, York