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August 24, 2019

3 Reasons Massage Therapy is Better Than Pills for Pain Management

Whenever your body is aching, do you easily reach for over-the-counter (OTC) pills? In your lifetime, you’ve probably done this once, twice, or even several times. After all, these pain meds seem to be readily available these days that it seems like finding an alternative to these pills will be more of a hassle than a relief.

But what if there is a better way for pain management? What if you could skip the trip to the pharmacy and simply enjoy a relaxing yet simultaneously healing approach that is much more effective than these pills? Sound familiar? That’s because you’ve most likely also turned to massage therapy for pain relief. In fact, statistics say many others also turn to massage for pain management.

Still finding it hard to believe? Here’s a quick walkthrough to show you how massage therapy fares better when it comes to pain management:

1. Massage therapy brings natural pain relief.

Perhaps one of the most important reasons to consider receiving a massage over buying an OTC pill is the fact that massage therapy is a natural form of healing service for your body. When you get a massage, your body’s natural healing mechanism is stimulated as its neurotransmitters (e.g. cortisol levels decrease and serotonin levels increase) and hormones respond to the therapy. But when you take pills to relieve that aching muscle pain, you introduce a chemical to your body that comes with various associated risks.

But what if you have no time to head to the spa for a quick massage session? Lucky for you, massage chairs like the Dreamwave M.8 exist. Aside from 4D massage rollers, this highly-advanced model brings in Japanese engineering perfection with its massage movements patterned from a renowned Shiatsu master (Okabayashi sensei). This chair’s exceptional technology lets you enjoy a full body massage as if it were performed by an actual massage therapist.

2. Massage therapy connects with the body.

Popping some prescription pills when your body aches is a solution that just tells your body to ignore the pain by blocking specific nerve signals. Massage therapy, on the other hand, connects with you and your body. Ever recall a moment when your therapist asked you “which area is your pain point?” In other words, with massage therapy, you get to target and address where the pain is coming from as opposed to pills that simply condition your mind chemically to ignore it.

Now, what if you want to get this massage convenience without leaving the comforts of your home? Then perhaps you can consider a chair massage like what the Osaki First class model offers.

What’s in it for you, you ask?

First of all, this Osaki massage chair has a built-in auto body-scan function that maps your neck and back’s key areas so it can deliver an accurate and precise massage to each user, in every session. Second, it has the power of an L-track massage system (that has 3D rollers with 5 levels of intensity control) so you feel relief from your neck, down to your back, glutes, and upper hamstrings. It even has a lumbar heating capability, so you can soothe your painful lower back with its complementary heat therapy.

3. Massage therapy brings other additional benefits.

Pain meds may be known for the quick relief they bring, but it is also no secret that massage therapy has several health benefits. When you come in for an hour’s worth of holistic massage, you come out with more than just relaxed and soothed muscles that come from the healing power of touch. Among these health benefits include better sleep, improved blood circulation, lowered heart rate, as well as enhanced immune system function.

Looking for a specific massage chair that can give you this and more? Try the Luraco i7 Plus massage chair. It is known as the world’s number one medical massage chair that is FDA-, CE-, and UL-listed and is built for medicinal benefits. As one of the next-generation massage chair models, the Luraco i7 Plus features 3D massage rollers, a 32” massage track, plus both automatic and manual massage modes.

It also has zero-gravity functionality which gives this unit the capability to recline into this NASA-inspired position that elevates the knees at an angle higher than the heart. From here, you get to enjoy the benefit of a deeper and more intense massage, relieving pressure off your spine, and better blood circulation. This chair also comes with heating pads located on the feet, back, and seat areas, so you can benefit from the warmth and relief brought by heat therapy.


Massage therapy is better than pills when it comes to pain management because it presents a natural and non-medicinal alternative. It brings in more health benefits (as opposed to the chemically induced relief that pain meds give you) which may even prove to be more than just temporary, in the long run. Contact us now for a FREE personalized recommendation and receive exclusive deals.

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