Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy is the manipulation of muscle and connective tissue to enhance the function of those tissues and promote relaxation and well-being, reduce stress and fatigue while improving circulation. Massage therapy can be effective for a variety of conditions, including arthritis, lower back pain, headaches,recovery from sports injuries.

Massage therapy appears to have few serious risks if it is used appropriately and provided by a trained massage therapist. Massage therapy has also proven beneficial for many chronic conditions, such as:

  • low back pain
  • arthritis
  • bursitis
  • high blood pressure
  • diabetes
  • depression
  • and more.

Massage also helps relieve the stress and tension of everyday living that can lead to disease and illness.

Top Helpful Cases

 Healed
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Twenty-five years of running and being pulled along by two large dogs wore away my left hip joint. Scoliosis didn't help. I toughed it out for years with physical therapy and yoga, and finally had to have my hip totally replaced. I wasn't happy, but I got a great result and I can hardly remember it isn't mine, except when ...
 Healed
6 of 7 people found this helpful
I had severe lower back pain after slipping on a patch of ice. I fell on what I called by tail bone. The initial pain that I had was in my lower back. After a few days I started to have pain shooting down my left leg. I also started to have muscle spasms in my lower and upper back. ...
 Helped a lot
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I was rear-ended about ten years ago and suffered some acute lower back pain along with the usual neck and should injuries associated with a rear-end collision. I spent several months in physical therapy learning how to strengthen my back and receiving massage therapy and stimulation by the use of a TENS unit. I have been on and off pain ...

Massage Therapy is Used For These Conditions

Area
Condition Average Result Healed Helped
a Lot
Helped
a Little
No Change Made Worse
All Conditions (average)
3.4
(164)
28 52 41 38 4
Arm
Wrist Sprain
4.0
1
Arm
Compound Fracture
4.0
1
Arm
Biceps Tendinitis
3.7
1 1 1
Arm
Elbow Pain
3.7
2 1
Arm
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
3.5
1 1
Arm
Numbness
2.0
1
Back General
Osteoarthritis - Degenerative Disc Disease
4.0
1
Back General
Postpartum Back Pain
3.5
1 1
Back General
Spina Biffida/ Scoliosis
3.0
1 1
Back General
Muscle Spasm
3.0
1
Back General
Pain
2.2
1 8
Back Lower (Lumbar)
Spondylolisthesis
5.0
2
Back Lower (Lumbar)
Piriformis Syndrome
4.5
1 1
Back Lower (Lumbar)
Pain
3.9
4 8 3 1
Back Lower (Lumbar)
Pinched Nerve
3.5
1 1
Back Lower (Lumbar)
Osteoarthritis - Degenerative Disc Disease
3.5
3 3
Back Lower (Lumbar)
Herniated Disk
3.4
2 5 6 3
Back Lower (Lumbar)
Sciatica
3.3
1 3 4 2
Back Lower (Lumbar)
Sacroiliac Joint
2.7
1 1 1
Back Mid (Thoracic)
Pain
4.0
2 1
Back Mid (Thoracic)
Scoliosis
4.0
1
Back Mid (Thoracic)
Muscle Strain
4.0
2
Back Mid (Thoracic)
Herniated Disk
3.3
1 2
Back Upper - Neck (Cervical)
Trapezius Spasm
5.0
1
Back Upper - Neck (Cervical)
Pain
4.6
3 2
Back Upper - Neck (Cervical)
Pinched Nerve
4.0
1
Back Upper - Neck (Cervical)
Muscle Strain
3.5
1 1
Back Upper - Neck (Cervical)
Herniated Disc in Neck
2.8
1 1 1
General
Gout
4.0
1
General
Cumulative Trauma Disorder (CTD)
4.0
1
General
Extremely Low or No Flexibility in Joints
3.0
1
General
Depression
3.0
1 1
General
Fibromyalgia
2.8
1 1 2
Head
Chronic Headache
3.0
4
Hip
Fracture
5.0
1
Hip
Osteoarthritis
3.5
1 1
Hip
Ischial Tuberosity Syndrome
3.0
2
Hip
Pain
2.7
2 1
Hip
Labral Tear
2.0
1
Hip
Bursitis
2.0
1
Hip
Arthritis
2.0
1
Internal
Ehlers Danlos syndrome - "Cutis hyperelastica"
3.0
1
Knee
Patello-Femoral Syndrome
5.0
1
Knee
Iliotibial band syndrome
5.0
1
Knee
Lateral Meniscus Tear
5.0
1
Knee
Meniscus Knee Injury
4.0
1
Knee
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Damage (ACL)
4.0
1
Knee
Medial Meniscus Tear
4.0
1
Knee
Normal Cartilage Wear
4.0
1
Knee
Pain
3.1
2 1 2 4
Knee
Tendinitus
3.0
1
Leg
Plantar Fasciitis
4.0
1
Neurological
Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)
2.3
1 2
Shoulder
Arthritis With Impingement
5.0
1
Shoulder
Rotator Cuff Injury
3.0
1
Shoulder
Tendinitis
2.7
1 1 1
Shoulder
Pain
2.6
1 1 3
Shoulder
Bone Spurs
1.0
2
Skin
Acne
4.0
1
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