“One of the things about massage that helps pain is that it goes down to the heart of where people feel their pain.” “There is the overall sense of well-being one can get from the massage approach. And the stress responses in the body associated with pain, such as elevated cortisol, are reduced through massage.” For these reasons, massage can be used to treat many different kinds of pain, says Tiffany Field, PhD, director of the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine. Read more here- Massage gets high marks for pain relief