I work with lots of clients who are determined to eliminate or at least manage their pain so they can continue to do the things they need to do and want to do. But I am always surprised and sad to hear some people say that they just have to learn to live with their pain because they are a certain age, or because of an old injury or because they are just unlucky.
The truth is that most pain can be resolved or managed, and massage is the very best first step to take. Massage is non-invasive, it can eliminate the need for pain medicine, it can help your body release toxins, relieve stress, boost your mood and create greater body awareness. A good massage therapist can help you recognize why you have pain and suggest changes that can help you stop the pain.
Massage is not the answer to everything, but it is a great place to start. A good therapist will refer you to a physician if needed. I have had many clients who have found relief from carpal tunnel symptoms, TMJ, knee pain, plantar fasciitis, headaches, tendinitis, sciatica symptoms, even relief from allergy symptoms.
So, don’t accept your pain as something inevitable. There might be a good way to resolve it and it might be a simple as a massage.