Eliminate Chronic Low Back Pain in Just 10 Weeks!

Research Proves That Massage Reduces Low Back Pain In Just 10 Weeks!

In the July 5, 2011 Annals of Internal Medicine, a low back pain study conducted by the Group Health Research Institute revealed that getting a swedish or structural massage (also known as neuromuscular and myofascial massage) was worth considering to help alleviate chronic low back pain.

After receiving 1 massage a week for 10 weeks, 1 out of 3 patients improved and were pain free, compared to 1 in 25 given ‘usual care’. Usual care applies to any doctor recommended treatment, including painkillers, anti-inflammatory drugs, muscle relaxants, or physical therapy. The massage ultimately helped the study participants with low back pain even after 6 months, allowing them remain active and productive.

“This is important because chronic back pain is among the most common reasons people see doctors and alternative practitioners, including massage therapists,” says Dr. Cherkin, a senior investigator at Group Health Research Institute. “It’s also a common cause of disability, absenteeism, and ‘presenteeism,’ when people are at work but can’t perform well.”

It was reported that after one year, the benefits of the massage were no longer significant, probably because they hadn’t come in for any follow up massage care.

The complete study protocol is available here.

Morgan Sutherland, Owner of Morgan Massage in Watertown, MA massages a client’s low back. Morgan discusses the common causes of low back pain and explains how the combination of Massage and Medicupping can help decrease low back pain.


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After years of living abroad where I’d come to embrace the European commitment to care of the external body as an essential part of our general well-being, I’ve been seeking a new massage therapist who embodies the same approach to Heath that I now believe in. After years of disappointment with various ‘massage therapists’, I was delighted to find the real thing in Morgan Massage: I arrived stressed and doubtful, and encountered a consummate and committed professional that I trusted immediately. After years of paying for superficial treatments, I was astonished to find long-neglected knots in my back disappear through his combined deep muscle therapies, which included a new and highly-effective treatment called ‘cupping’, which he explains in his highly-accessible blog.

Morgan’s varied approach left me with increased mobility and flexibility that I haven’t felt more than a decade. Nearly a week later I still feel the results of his work, and am now trying to get my husband and friends to go and see what I’m raving about. Morgan Massage provides European quality without the cost of a trip, so I’m pleased to say that my search for a regular massage therapist is over.

- Vanessa McClinchy