Relief after Surgery

Massaging can Assist the Healing Process

A new study in The Journal of  the American Medical Association reports that a 20-minute evening back massage can help relieve pain and reduce anxiety following major surgery when given in addition to pain medications.

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Massage Relieves Chronic Back Pain

Half of those with chronic back pain that participated in a study reported meaningful relief after 10 sessions of massage therapy, say Indiana University-Purdue University researchers.

Massage Beats Meds for Back Pain

Structural or relaxation massage bested painkillers, anti-inflammatory drugs and muscle relaxants.

Relief for Tension Headaches

Chronic headache sufferers may well want to try massage.
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