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What are the advantages of using massage to treat pain?

Gerald M. Silverman
Chiropractic Medicine
The ability of targeted tissue massage as a therapy to disrupt adhesions, relax muscle spasm, increase blood flow, and release natural pain blockers is well documented. General massage usually feels good, and although that is a worthwhile benefit in itself, most "relaxing" massage techniques have no proven therapeutic value. The significant advantages of massage are that it can be done at home and on your schedule, it is not time consuming, there are few side effects, and the cost is low.
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