Everyone experiences pain differently, which makes it difficult to quantify and treat. As a massage therapist, pain is the number one reason clients come to see me. A detailed assessment helps me to create a personalized treatment plan to assist with alleviating the pain. Hands on massage therapy is effective for resolving muscular tension issues, but it may be more about calming down the nervous system. The brain interprets and processes pain via an intricate network of nerve signals, which is why everyone experiences pain in different ways. A great deal of interesting research has been published regarding the interacting biological, physiological and social aspects of pain. There are many unanswered questions in this complex field that scientists are still exploring. Meanwhile, if you are feeling pain, an RMT can help!