12 Surprising Health Benefits of Massage Therapy

Article Featured on ThriveGlobal

Sure, lying in a tranquil room in a relaxed atmosphere on a massage table with the lights dimmed, candles lit in the background and the essence of lavender piercing through the warm air sounds like the perfect way to end the day on a good note, however, the purpose of massages is not just for relaxation. It carries many medicinal benefits too.

The practice of using touch as a healing method derives from customs and techniques rooted in ancient history. Eastern and Western Civilizations found that massages could heal injuries, relieve pain, reduce stress, prevent […]

Research Roundup: Massage Beneficial in Oncology Care

Article Featured on AMTA

Increased Quality of Life

While massage therapy is highly effective in soothing physical ailments, its benefits extend into many other areas. A 2014 study of patients with acute myelogenous leukemia who received 50 minutes of Swedish massage three times per week for seven weeks, found all participants experienced stress reduction, increased comfort and relaxation, while also tracking health-related quality of life (HQoL) compared to a group of usual standard-of-care patients.

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Exercise Is Better With Massage

Article Featured on AMTA

From beginner athletes to elite professionals, massage therapy has shown to have major benefits regardless of the participant’s fitness level. Athletes seeking enhanced performance, improved conditioning, faster recovery, injury prevention and assistance in maintaining peak fitness can benefit from massage therapy.

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25 Reasons You Should Get a Massage

According to the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) Consumer Survey, 67 percent of individuals surveyed claim their primary reason for receiving a massage in the previous 12 months was medical (41 percent) or stress (26 percent) related.

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Study: Massage Helps Treat Low Back Pain

Article Featured on WebMD | By Brenda Goodman, MA

Massage may be serious medicine, at least when it comes to treating persistent low back pain, a new study shows.

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Massage As an Alternative Medical Treatment

Article Featured on US News

FOR MORE THAN A DECADE, Bill Cook has gotten a weekly massage. He isn’t a professional athlete. He didn’t receive a lifetime gift certificate to a spa. Nor is the procedure a mere indulgence, he says – it’s medicinal.

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Massage Therapy for the Pain of Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Article Featured on Everyday Health | By Chris Iliades, MD

Complementary approaches to easing pain are becoming more mainstream. Find out how massage could fit into your osteoarthritis treatment.

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Types of Massage for Arthritis

Article by Susan Bernstein | Featured on the Arthritis Foundation

There are many different massage techniques to choose from. Find out which one is best for you.

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Do you have low back pain? Here's 4 ways massage therapy can help

By Eric Stephenson, L.M.T., N.C.T.M.B., | Article Featured on Massagemag.com

An estimated 85 percent of all American adults will experience some form of back pain during their lifetime.

Lower back pain is also one of the leading causes of job disability in the world. With Americans spending a staggering $50 billion to treat—and prevent—lower back pain each year, it is safe to say that people are desperate for relief from this chronic discomfort.

What Causes Lower Back Pain?

Many people with low back pain fear unnecessarily that their pain is related to structural problems and spinal fragility, which is normally not the case. Lower back pain can […]

How massage therapy can improve your overall health

By Malissa Martin For Digital First Media | Article Featured on Macom B Daily

Some people still believe massage therapy is an indulgence purely for relaxation. The health benefits of massage, however, have proven otherwise.

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