Pain – especially long-term pain – can have all kinds of effects on a person, including difficulty sleeping, fatigue, lower levels of activity, more susceptibility to illness, hopelessness, depression, irritability, anxiety and fear. I have found at my practice in York, that massage can help with all of these. By addressing the underlying causes of the pain, it can lift the pain and thus increase the fundamental well-being of the client. Massage itself is comforting, which leads to many of the negative emotional states listed above being addressed. The client feels soothed and, after a massage, is often no longer even aware of the negative burden they carried before being massaged.