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.