A couple of things were also clearly in my favor right away by using the machine verses taking medication. I did not have to worry about my stomach hurting. My stomach has never tolerated anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen. I have always had to weigh the benefits of the pain being gone to obtaining an upset stomach. Neither is pleasant to deal with.
Being that I am not one to take any daily medication except for a couple vitamins, I am like a little kid when I need to take something. I do detest pain medicines as I have had violent reactions in the past.
While trying to do some research on this subject, I was shocked to see no long term studies on the effects of massage therapy, however this does not mean it has not been done. I think most people are looking for more natural methods verses contributing to the pharmaceutical companies. That is another blog for sure!
Perhaps massaging pain away is something that can be done as the first line of defense verses the last.
Until next time!
Happy Good Friday!
May the Lord Bless and Keep You Always.