Merck Manual

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Some Uses for Massage

Some Uses for Massage

  • Amputation

  • Arthritis

  • Bruises

  • Bursitis

  • Cancer (certain types)

  • Cerebral palsy

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Fractures

  • Hemiplegia (paralysis of one side of the body)

  • Joint injuries

  • Low back pain

  • Multiple sclerosis

  • Neuritis

  • Paraplegia

  • Periarthritis

  • Peripheral nerve injuries

  • Quadriplegia

  • Sprains

  • Strains

  • Tight (contracted) tissues