If you ask most people what they want in life, they will tell you they want a good job that they enjoy, and earn enough money pay their bills & buy nice things. Most would also want to own their own home in a nice neighborhood. One that is comfortable and they are proud to show off to their families and friends.

They would also want a family that is loving and that treat each other well. Last, btu not least, they would want good health. Being healthy allows you to enjoy all the other things mentioned in this list. Without good health, too much of your time is spent sick, in bed or with doctors.

If you are unhealthy and suffer from chronic pain, it can be very debilitating. Chronic pain takes both a physical and a mental toll on those who suffer from it. It can not only stop you from being physically active, working regularly and participating in events with friends and family, it is also mentally draining.

The typical medical therapy for those who are in pain is to provide prescription medication to alleviate the pain. The drug of choice is typically an opiate-based drug that can be very effective, but that also comes with some negative consequences. In addition to many negative health side effects including damage to the liver and kidneys, dizziness, upset stomach, changes in mood, and chills, these drugs are also highly addictive causing the patient to need to take more and more to have the pain relieved.

One effective alternative to the traditional means is massage therapy. If the pain is related to muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, or bones, a specific type of massage can be very effective in helping patients find relief from their pain.

The Benefits of Remedial Massage

Remedial massage is a medically backed massage therapy that many physical therapists employ. Unlike traditional massage, remedial massage begins with a complete assessment of the patient. Therapies are then developed around the patient-specific problems and different massage therapies are utilized to alleviate those problems. Remedial massage has the benefits of increasing muscle, tendon and joint strength, improving your range of motion and even healing parts of the body in some cases. The results are often reduced pain and, in some cases, elimination of the pain.