Efficacy of Massage Therapy for Pain
Massage therapy is being used as a non-pharmacologic approach to pain relief specifically for patients suffering from MS. According to the American Massage Therapy Association, massage therapy can ease a variety of types of pain associated with Multiple Sclerosis when used over a six week period.
In addition to improving pain, massage has shown beneficial results in improving fatigue and spasticity in patients with MS. Beyond pain management, these studies show how massage therapy improves the quality of life for MS patients. This is another area of symptom management where massage has shown promising results to ease pain.
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