Pain Relief

It is essential for the client's healing and well-being to support pain reduction and to break the chronic and acute pain cycles as soon as possible.

On-going pain from disease, injury or surgery can lead to slower healing times, anxiety, poor sleep and depression.

Research shows that Massage Therapy is extremely effective in controlling, reducing and managing pain, both acute and chronic.

To read about a recent study in the International Journal of Neuroscience, click below.


 "Four years ago serious pain developed in both my shoulders. It was so bad that I had trouble doing any normal daily activities like getting dressed, eating with knife and fork, etc. Our family physician diagnosed “frozen shoulder” on both sides.  Regular physio was ineffective.  I then heard of Jo Anne Tudor.  Her massage treatments have been extremely effective.  She has cleared up the shoulder problems and has massaged out many other aches and pains.

Jo Anne never stops developing her expertise and sharing her knowledge with her clients.  She also provides instruction in some self-curing procedures.  Deep breathing exercises have relieved stress, and even blockages in my digestive system.

I thank God daily for getting me in touch with Jo Anne Tudor, a true angel!"

R.B. Toronto

Massage Therapy for Treatment and Relief of Migraine Headaches

Research Article of the Week
  • The efficacy of lymphatic drainage and traditional massage in the prophylaxis of migraine: a randomized, controlled, parallel group study.
  • This study aimed at examining the efficacy of lymphatic drainage (LD) and traditional massage (TM) in the prophylactic treatment of migraine using controlled prospective randomized clinical trial of 64 patients (57 women, 45 ± 10 years) with migraine with and without aura.
  • Patients were randomized into three groups: LD (n = 21); TM (n = 21); waiting group (WG, n = 22). After a 4-week-baseline, a treatment period of 8 weeks was applied followed by a 4-week observation period. The patients filled in a headache diary continuously; every 4 weeks they filled in the German version of the CES-D and the German version of the Headache Disability Inventory. The main outcome measure was migraine frequency per month.
  • At the end of the observation period, the number of migraine attacks and days decreased in the LD group by 1.8 and 3.1, respectively, in the TM group by 1.3 and 2.4, and in the WG by 0.4 and 0.2, respectively. The differences between LD and WG were significant (p = 0.006 and p = 0.015, respectively) as well as the differences between TM and WG (p = 0.042 and p = 0.016, respectively). There was a significant decrease in the amount of analgesic intake in the LD group compared to the two other groups (p = 0.004). TM and LD resulted in a reduction of migraine attack frequency. The analgesic intake only decreased significantly during LD intervention.
  • Useful effects were identified for LD and TM as compared to WG for the prophylaxis of migraine. LD was more efficacious in some parameters than TM.
  • Happe, S., Peikert, A., Siegert, R., & Evers, S. Oct. 2016. The efficacy of lymphatic drainage and traditional massage in the prophylaxis of migraine: a randomized, controlled parallel group study. Neurological Sciences: Official Journal Of The Italian Neurological Society And Of The Italian Society Of Clinical Neurophysiology, 37(10), 1627-1632.

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