What About Your Pain?

Obviously, nobody likes to be in pain. Pain has a high cost to both your wallet and your quality of life.

The American Academy of Pain Medicine1 states that Americans spend about $600 billion on pain every year, averaging about $2000 per person, that 1 in 5 people have sleep interrupted by pain at least a few nights per week, and that back pain is the leading cause of disability in Americans under 45.

Low Back PainThe top 3 causes of chronic pain are low back pain, severe headache/migraine pain & neck pain - adding up to almost 60% of all pain! Adults reporting low back pain were three times as likely to be in fair or poor health and more than four times as likely to experience serious psychological distress as people without low back pain. The good news is that massage therapy can address each and every one of those!

Turning Point's Massage Therapy combats pain on multiple levels. It...

  1. ...reduces trigger points that are the root cause of about 75% of pain and a factor in another 10-15% that make pain worse!
  2. ...blocks pain signals from entering the brain through Neural Gating
  3. ...releases endorphins, your body's natural pain killers
  4. ...reduces the stress that lowers your pain threshold
  5. ...also reduces the depression and anxiety that often accompanies pain conditions

Massage therapy is a recognized, all-natural treatment for pain conditions. In managing chronic pain, recent studies have shown that weekly massage is the ideal frequency for best results.

In one case, Turning Point had a patient who had suffered migraines since childhood, with constant headaches erupting into full-blown migraines 2-3 times per week and also causing him to miss work for 1-2 days every week. He began to receive massage weekly and after the first six weeks of treatment, his constant headaches had reduced in pain level, the migraines had dropped to only 1-2 instances every 3 weeks, and he'd only missed work for 3 days in the last month.

1 The American Academy of Pain Medicine, July 2013