Pain Management through Massage Therapy and Body Rubs
What used to be prohibited by most medical experts, massage therapy is now becoming more and more recognized as an effective pain management treatment. Not that this is something that has been newly found to improve the body in more ways than one, because before medicine became purely an outpost of science. It has been the neurologists of old that have prevented massage therapy into the mainstream since they had their own ideas produced by laboratory tests where people with chronic pain are pumped with sterile saline in their veins or else ask to make injections or medications that they should drink. 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.
Body rub on the other hand, is the manipulation of soft tissues of the body. Body rub uses the hands or otherwise performed with a mechanical device. What is inherent with body rubs is the use of various oils, lotions and liniments during a massage.
For thousands of years body rub has been a part of physical therapy and rehabilitation. Today athletic trainers, physical therapists, massage therapists, and chiropractors heavily utilize body rubs. Common places where you can have body rub are in spa and salon setting. Reduction of anxiety, relief of depression, temporary reduced heart rate and blood pressure are the benefits of body rub that is integrated in massage therapy and pain management.
Massage can surely benefit the body and make is more healthy but not all these treatment have been determine by scientific findings. In the US there is a training program that massage therapists have to undergo where they complete many 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. A certified massage therapist is able to understand how the body work and thus you can sure that the therapists is able to relieve you of the pains and conditions that you body is experiencing.