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Massage: Treatment for Back Pain

Massage: Treatment for Back Pain

Try massage before pills. That’s the suggestion from The American College of Physicians released in a recent medical study. The study included new guidelines for patients suffering from acute or chronic lower back pain. One recommendation: take prescription drugs only as a last resort; before anything, they suggest, try alternative approaches like massage therapy.

Patients suffering from low back pain who engaged in regular massage therapy reported a significant improvement in their quality of life and ability to function in day-to-day activities. These patients also reported experiencing more time between painful episodes, and, as a result, returned to work earlier.

The Soma Institute in Chicago is committed to being part of the solution when it comes to integrated health care. Their Clinical Massage Therapy Program is designed to prepare students for rewarding and successful careers in massage therapy. If you’ve considered exploring more about a career in the massage therapy industry, give Soma a call to find out more, at 1.800.694.5314.