Massage is no longer available only through luxury spas and upscale health clubs. Today, massage therapy is offered in businesses, clinics, hospitals and even airports. If you’ve never tried massage, learn about its possible health benefits and what to expect during a massage therapy session.
There’s no denying a massage is calming — until you start feeling guilty for indulging in a little special treatment.
A small new study excuses us all from the guilt: Massage therapy isn’t just a way to relax, it’s also a way to alleviate muscle soreness after exercise and improve blood flow, according [...]
Web Chat: How Integrative Therapies Can Benefit Cancer Patients | Insightblog.dana-farber.orgWhether it’s yoga, meditation, massage, or nutrition counseling, integrative therapies can offer a wide range of benefits for patients.
Massage Therapy for Chronic Low-Back Pain
Research released in July 2011 expanded on previous studies demonstrating the effectiveness of massage therapy for chronic low back pain. Researchers found that “patients receiving massage were twice as likely as those receiving usual care to report significant improvements in both their pain and function”. The study was conducted [...]
In this month’s Massage Therapy Foundation Research Column, we are exploring how massage works on a physiological level. While massage has been shown to be effective in various settings – little is known about the mechanism of how massage produces its benefits.
It is commonly thought that at least [...]
The AMTA House of Delegates adopted this Position Statement during the 2012 National Convention in Raleigh, NC. Just one more reason to get regular massage!
Pain affects the life, quality of life, and work of the American public.2 In many people, pain medications can have unpleasant side effects.3 Considering the number of people reporting pain and its effects on quality of life, and with pain medications not necessarily being the best option, the American public has become interested in examining [...]
Dear Family, Friends, Colleagues and Clients,
While my time in London is over and I am back at home, (almost!) ready to get back to my “Real Life”, my London 2012 Adventure will live on for a long, long time. I will, once I catch my breath, post some reflections and fun stories about my [...]