A growing number of clinical trials suggest that massage therapy can reduce pain in people with headaches and migraines, low back and other orthopedic pain, neck and shoulder pain, osteoarthritis, pregnancy, and labor.
For chronic, nonspecific low back pain, massage is effective for pain and function and it can be similar to exercise.
Massage improves blood circulation which aids in the recovery of muscle soreness.
Massage relaxes muscles for an improved range of motion.
Massage leads to increased endorphin levels which are the chemical neurotransmitters in the body that are released in response to pain and result in a feeling of well-being.
Massage can provide substantial healing and pain relief for many lower back problems . Especially, for pain caused by strain.
Many clinical studies have shown improvement in pain and function immediately after the sessions. Massage is clearly most effective when it is delivered with exercise and education.