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. 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. 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.
Massage therapy can do many wonders to the body aside from treating pain; massage can also help one sleep better, relieve one of stress, relax tight muscles, and activate natural endorphins which inhibits the transmission of pain signals.
Also, apart from relieving pain in various areas of the body that includes the head, our lower back, and legs, a thorough, deep massage is capable of also enhancing the body’s movement range.
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. When one has a body rubs, there are various oils, lotions, and liniments used for the massage.
For thousands of years body rub has been a part of physical therapy and rehabilitation. A lot of professionals use body rubs including athletic trainers, physical therapists, massage therapists, and even chiropractors. Common places where you can have body rub are in spa and salon setting. There are many benefits of body rub when it is incorporated in massage therapy and pain management including reduction of anxiety, relief of depression, temporary reduced heart rate and blood pressure.
Massage can surely benefit the body and make is more healthy but not all these treatment have been determine by scientific findings. 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 subjects taught in the training includes physiology, anatomy, and even ethics and legal issues. After their studies they receive certification or a diploma. This is why whenever you seek to have a therapy or a treatment it is best to seek those that has undergone a massage school that works 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.