Deep Tissue vs. NSAIDS

Deep Tissue vs. NSAIDS

If you have chronic low back pain, which treatment would you think would be the best to help? With money aside, would you pick a Deep Tissue Massage or a Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (ibuprofen) or both? In 2014, a study was done by the Department of Rheumatology and Rehabilitation, Poznam University of Medical Sciences in Poland that showed Deep Tissue Massage had the same affect as a person just using NSAIDs. Also, they found that people had a more positive effect on pain reduction with Deep Tissue Massage alone. In other words, instead of grabbing the bottle of ibuprofen every few hours to get short term relief, a few 30-60 minutes sessions of Deep Tissue Massage can do the trick and would even last longer.