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Massage and Body Rubs for Pain Treatment

Massage therapy has come a long way from being a treatment that was not allowed by most medical experts to what it is now, a recognized effective pain management treatment. Massage is not something new except that medicine has not allowed it to enter mainstream. And this is because scientists, particularly neurologists believe that chronic pain has to be dealt with by those who have been trained in the academe whose work centered in novelties discovered in laboratories, so they use either sterile saline solutions pumped into people’s veins while other use manufactured chemicals that they inject or make people swallow. However, most in the medical field have finally opened their doors to accept massage therapy as an effective way of treating pain.

On top of pain treatment, massage can also be effective in helping patients by inducing sleep, abate stress, relaxes tightened muscles, and activates natural endorphins whose function is to inhibit the transmission of pain signals.

Pain relief for the head, lower back, and legs can be achieved by massage but if the massage is deep and thorough then it can also enhance the movement range of the body.

If that is massage, a body rub involves the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body. Body rub uses the hands or otherwise performed with a mechanical device. When one has a body rubs, there are various oils, lotions, and liniments used for the massage.

Body rubs have been part of physical therapy and rehabilitation for thousands of years. Body rubs is now heavily utilized by athletic trainers, physical therapists, massage therapist, and is also heavily utilized by chiropractors. Common places where you can have body rub are in spa and salon setting. When this body rub is also integrated into a massage therapy and pain management, the benefit is that it reduces anxiety, relief of depression, temporarily reduced heart rate and blood pressure.

It has not been determined by scientific studies how massage can benefit the human body and influence its health. Therapists are largely regulated in the United States where they have to complete a training program by committing 500 to 1000 hours of study. The training includes various classes in physiology, anatomy and even ethics and legal issues. A certification or a diploma is received by the trainees when they have completed the program. So if you are seeking the services of a massage therapist or would like to have a treatment, you should look for one that has completed a massage school training that have worked in conjunction with the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation. This way you can be sure that they have a scientific basis for the therapy that they are applying to your body.

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