Chronic pain is an invisible malady that severely impairs the quality of life of billions of people around the world. It is a condition that affects both the physical and mental health of an individual and it is difficult to treat. Chronic pain is a complex disease with multiple sources and manifestations, and rarely does one treatment alone provide an individual complete relief. Invasive procedures are often recommended prematurely and have the potential of causing unnecessary harm to the individual.
Research suggests that treatment plans should begin with non-invasive therapies that address the wellbeing of the whole individual as opposed to constantly seeking to relieve a specific cause of pain.
Massage is Safe and Natural
Massage provides a safe and natural addition to any chronic pain management treatment plan. At InstantCalmer in Hull, we use a variety of techniques to provide pain and stress relief. There are many types of massage, allowing a tailored treatment plan to be created. Each approach provides a relaxing therapy focused on treating the entire body system in addition to targeting pain in a specific area. Massage therapy uses the soft tissue of the entire body to provide a holistic approach to treatment for chronic pain.
Helps You to Cope with Pain
In addition to the physical benefit, massage promotes an individual’s ability to cope with pain. Endorphins released during massages raises the pain threshold of the patient while promoting a feeling of wellbeing. Massage also relieves stress and builds self-awareness enhancing the overall health of individuals. Regular massage therapy familiarises individuals with their body so they can better understand their chronic pain. I typically recommend either the Full Aromatherapy Massage or a 60-minute full body massage as a good treatment option.
Research has also shown that the human touch provided during traditional massage techniques has a therapeutic benefit further enhancing the holistic approach necessary for adequate chronic pain management.