Four Science Backed Ways Massage Makes You Feel Better

 My current goal is to promote the value of massage therapy by synthesizing and simplifying noteworthy finds and best available supporting evidence applicable to massage therapy.

My current goal is to promote the value of massage therapy by synthesizing and simplifying noteworthy finds and best available supporting evidence applicable to massage therapy.

Four Science Backed Ways Massage Makes You Feel Better

The responses to massage therapy are multifactorial - physiological and psychological factors interplay in a complex manner. The biopsychosocial model provides a practical framework for investigating the complex interplay between massage therapy and clinical outcomes.

Based off the biopsychosocial model, investigation into mechanisms of action should extend beyond local tissue changes and include peripheral and central endogenous pain modulation. An observed favorable outcome may be explained by a number of overlapping mechanism in the periphery, spinal cord, and brain represented in the image below.

Proposed Therapeutic Mechanisms of Massage


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