Just like death and taxes it is rare that an individual will be able to go through life without experiencing pain. We have seen medical sciences spring up in every ancient culture and continue to grow until our modern medical model has been developed to treat pain. In both the ancient and modern systems hands on healing has always been an integral part of these treatment protocols.
As our modern understanding of pain grows from the early 19th century and the discovery of morphine’s effect on pain to the many types of anesthesia and analgesics that are used today in medicine we sometimes forget that massage has always been a part of pain management and treatment. In order to understand how massage can benefit pain it can be useful to uncover what we currently know about pain. It should be noted that most of our current understanding is theoretical and although evidence based the evidence is still incomplete. Read More