Massage Therapy: Treatment for Chronic Back Pain

Massage Therapy: Treatment for Chronic Back Pain

Chronic low back pain is one of the most common neurological ailments in the U.S., and a growing number of studies support massage therapy as the preferred approach to treatment. The American Massage Therapy Association recently reported that massage therapy can be beneficial to patients suffering from low back pain as well as other types of pain. In addition, new guidelines released by the American College of Physicians conducted an extensive study and found massage therapy to be the favored choice in treatment.

Besides alleviating lower back pain, massage therapy has shown to decrease anxiety and depression in patients associated with low back pain. For medical professionals and patients looking for non-pharmacological methods of care, these studies offer a promising solution.

The Soma Institute in Chicago has long supported the idea of alternative approaches to health care. As a leader in massage therapy education, Soma trains each of its students to become professional massage therapists with the renown Clinical Massage Therapy Diploma Program—the only one of its kind in the U.S. Students from all backgrounds come together to train in the healing arts profession. Find out more about training at The Soma Institute by calling today. Give them a call at 1-800-694-5314.

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