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01708 747991

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               Massage improves function with non-specific back pain

New research by Group Health Research Institute this month has shown that massage can prevent disability and loss of income.  The study showed that Swedish (holistic) massage worked well at easing lower back pain – even after 6 months!

The research also noted that massage is great as it can be used alongside normal medications as there are no side effects.

Karen Botha of Essential Feeling, Gidea Park, Romford said:

"Chronic back pain is one of the main reasons that people come for a massage at Essential Feeling and the positive results we see would wholeheartedly support the findings of this research”.

Massage helped study participants with low back pain that was non-specific, even after six months, allowing them to remain active and productive in their daily lives.

The study enrolled 400 Group Health Cooperative patients who had suffered with back pain for at least 3 months.  The group was split in to 2, the control group continued to receive their usual care which was generally medication and the results were compared against the other group who received a one hour massage once a week for 10 weeks.

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After 10 weeks, 1/3rd of patients who received massage improved or were even pain free compared to just one in 25 given ‘usual care’.

Annals of Internal Medicine: July 5, 2011 vol. 155 no. 1
"A Comparison of the Effects of 2 Types of Massage and Usual Care on Chronic Low Back Pain"
Daniel C. Cherkin, PhD et al