Study Finds Deep Tissue Massage Equally Effective as Painkillers

Did you read the study about how deep-tissue massage positively impacts chronic lower back pain? Could deep tissue massage replace painkillers? Could the Movelio Bed Roller be the solution to your back pain issues? Yes!

Pros of Deep Tissue Massage:

  • Highly effective for lower back pain
  • Can be just as effective as taking painkillers
  • Best results require frequent sessions

Cons of Deep Tissue Massage:

  • Daily sessions are not practical 
  • Is expensive
  • Time-consuming

Here’s the essential breakdown from the randomized trail


Chronic low back pain is widespread and hard to manage. Usual treatments like Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) have drawbacks. An intriguing study points to deep tissue massage as an alternative.

Study Background:

The research, from The Scientific World Journal in 2014 by Marian Majchrzycki, Piotr Kocur, and Tomasz Kotwicki of Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poland, evaluates deep tissue massage's efficiency against the NSAIDs for chronic low back pain.


In the study, 59 chronic low back pain sufferers were split into two groups: one had only deep tissue massages, and the other had massages plus NSAIDs, each for two weeks with daily 30-minute sessions.


Improvements were significant in both groups, indicating deep tissue massage alone is as beneficial as when combined with NSAIDs.


The study suggests deep tissue massage could be an NSAID alternative for chronic low back pain management, offering a safer, natural pain relief method.

Study Limitations:

Though encouraging, the study has limitations, including subjective measurement reliance and not distinguishing between NSAID types. More research could clarify these points.


Deep tissue massage could be a viable chronic low back pain treatment, underscoring the value of non-drug approaches in pain management.

Call to Action:

Consider trying deep tissue massage if you or someone you know battles chronic low back pain. The Movelio Bed Roller could be a convenient, cost-effective way to manage your condition regularly. Always consult with a healthcare provider before changing your treatment approach.

Read the endorsement of the Movelio Bed Roller by state-approved physiotherapist Trond Hagen.

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Stian Engum

Physiotherapist and SME
(Subject Matter Expert)



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