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Massage Therapy for Postoperative Pain Relief

Massage Therapy for Postoperative Pain Relief

According to the American Massage Therapy Association, massage therapy can provide relief for postoperative pain.

 

Postoperative pain can lengthen hospital stays, drive up recovery costs and keep patients from returning to their normal, daily lives and pain medications can have negative side effects on some patients.

 

” Research indicates that massage can decrease postoperative pain, decrease postoperative pain intensity, decrease postoperative pain unpleasantness/distress, decrease sympathetic responses to postoperative pain, accelerate the rate of decline in the intensity of postoperative pain, accelerate the rate of decline of the unpleasantness of postoperative pain, decrease doses of analgesics and increase levels of calmness/feelings of well-being.” – from the AMTA websitea

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