I have an old injury to my blank and I have pain in my blank. I am seeing a physical therapist. Any other recommendations for me?
Get a massage.
Well, yes and no.
All massage isn't created equal. What most people think of as massage is the common stress reducing or "relaxation massage". That's great when you need need to relax but it is not likely to do much for you pain. Sure you'll feel better immediately afterwards but the pain will return.
Massage isn't necessarily pain therapy, and as Kathryn Merrow, the Pain Relief Coach, points out, many massage therapists only know how to do a relaxtation-type massage.
There are many types of massage therapy and as with anything that involves pain you must do some homework to figure out who the best therapist is for you.
According to Kathryn:
"Just as in any other profession, there are some massage therapists who are awesome and some who are not so great."
When you have finished reading this article, you will know how to pick a great massage therapist who will provide you with the pain relief or relaxation you are seeking.