Massage can aid in pain relief

No matter how you look at it, pain is a part of life, and how you deal with pain can either enhance or diminish the quality of your life.

In 2006, the National Center for Health Statistics reported in a spe­cial feature in their Chartbook on Trends in the Health of Americans that more than one-quarter of Ameri­cans over the age of 20 report hav­ing experienced pain persisting more than 24 hours, and adults age 45-64 are most likely to suffer or complain of pain.

One of the things we know from re­search on massage therapy is mas­sage can help relieve pain. In addi­tion to helping fibromyalgia patients, massage therapy can be used to re­duce pain associated with many con­ditions, including carpel tunnel, lower back pain, headaches, leg pain, mus­cle cramps and tension.