Cancer Truth Note: #239
Massage therapy and movement are your body’s friends to improve and/or manage chronic pain.
It is common to think, “I am in pain. Exercise might make it worse.” Or “My body hurts, I don’t feel like exercising.”
As a massage therapist and a movement specialist, it is not uncommon for people to come see me for both. Sometimes that looks like, “I am in pain. Can we do more massage therapy than movement?” Often the answer is a little massage therapy and then more movement. Massage therapy can start working out the knots and get you to a place where you can move better.
The more you move the more you will likely feel better in your body. This is the case for all kinds of pain. Arthritis, overwork, chronic pain after surgery or as a result of neuropathy… all benefit from movement.
How much you need and what type is best is where you need to get curious.
Where do you need help with chronic pain?
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