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Is Massage Therapy Effective for Back Pain Relief?

Research has shown that—in general—massage is a beneficial and safe therapy. It can relieve stress, relax tightened muscles, and increase endorphins. To look at the potential benefits of massage for low back pain, two recent systemic reviews give us the best look at what researchers have found. A systematic review is when researchers go through several large databases of individual studies to compile the results of similar studies and get a "big picture" view of research results.

Research has shown that—in general—massage is a beneficial and safe therapy. It can relieve stress, relax tightened muscles, and increase endorphins. To look at the potential benefits of massage for low back pain, two recent systemic reviews give us the best look at what researchers have found. A systematic review is …

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