A mixture of techniques, but using specific techniques of stretching and massage for pain relief.
Research indicates that massage can reduce pain and pain intensity in patients with metastatic bone pain. Massage can reduce the incidence and frequency associated with headache pain. Massage relieves postoperative pain. Massage reduced back and leg pain in pregnant women. Massage decreased pain, distress, tension, and anxiety in children and adolescents with chronic pain. Massage is recommended for children with cancer and “growing pains”. Massage relieves chronic pain, chronic pain of moderate to severe intensity and those with myalgia. Massage reduces pain and improved the quality of life for adult cancer patients. Massage improves subjective perception of and function for those with carpal tunnel syndrome. Massage has a positive effect on lower back pain. Massage reduces pain for those with distal radial trauma and those receiving needle insertions.