Chronic Pain Video

Healing Hands: Massage Therapy Strategies for Chronic Pain Sufferers

Unveil the power of massage therapy in alleviating chronic pain with our comprehensive Q&A session! Learn about the benefits of massage for pain relief, different types of massages, and how to ensure a safe and comfortable experience. Get answers to pressing questions about the effectiveness of massage in treating pain, the safety of massages during pregnancy, and more.

00:00 Introduction
00:53 Is massage good to treat pain?
01:08 How massage relieves pain?
02:17 Does massage have to be painful?
03:05 Can massage hurt you?
04:00 What are the types of massage?
06:49 Is one type of massage better than the others?
07:25 Can massage make the pain worse?
07:58 Will massage help back pain and shoulder pain?
08:14 Is massage safe during pregnancy?
08:53 Is it necessary to use an ointment during massage?

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Dr. Furlan is a pain specialist in Toronto Canada. She is a physiatrist (specialist in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation). She holds a medical degree from the University of Sao Paulo and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Toronto. She has 30 years of experience helping people with chronic pain to get better quality of life.

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ALERT: This video is not intended to replace medical advice. If you think you have a condition that is causing you pain, please consult with your doctor to get a diagnosis and a treatment plan for you. The intent of this video is only for educational purposes. If there is any emergency, go to the nearest emergency department or call an ambulance. CLOSED CAPTIONS in this video have not been professionally verified.