Massage & Pain Management

The Effects of Massage Therapy on Pain Management in the Acute Care Setting Rose Adams, MHA, BSW, LMT, Barb White, MS, LMT, and Cynthia Beckett,… Read More

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Massage & Shoulder Pain

Is soft tissue massage an effective treatment for mechanical shoulder pain? A study protocol Paul van den Dolder, Paulo Ferreira, and Kathryn Refshauge J Man… Read More

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Massage & Arthritis

Massage & Arthritis By Susan Bernstein The health benefits of massage are varied, but can it ease the pain of arthritis? Find out what’s proven… Read More

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Massage & Chronic Tension Headaches

Massage Therapy and Frequency of Chronic Tension Headaches Authors:  Christopher Quinn, DC, Clint Chandler, BS, and Albert Moraska, PhD This article has been cited by… Read More

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Massage & Tension Headache

Simple Massage Relieves Chronic Tension Headache July 11, 2010 Source: University of Granada Summary: Researchers in Spain have shown that the psychological and physiological state… Read More

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Massage & Insomnia

Insomnia, Serotonin and Massage August 19th, 2005 Author: Nicole Cutler L.Ac. Insomnia is associated with a lack of serotonin. Massage increases serotonin levels. Read about… Read More

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SAD & Vitamin D

9 Foods Naturally High in Vitamin D November 17, 2015 Authors: Jenn Savedge Source: Foods High in Vitamin D Put down the supplements. There are… Read More

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Massage & Sad

Can Massage Help Relieve the Symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)? April 29, 2009 Author: Karen Randolph Author Information: Massage Therapist and Freelance Writer Source:… Read More

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Dealing with SAD

SAD? 5 Proven Ways to Deal with Seasonal Affective Disorder Nov. 8, 2014 Author: Markham Heid Source: Prevention As many as one in six people… Read More

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Massage & Migraines

A Randomized, Controlled Trial of Massage Therapy as a Treatment for Migraine Authors: Lawler SP1, Cameron LD Source:Ann Behav Med. 2006 Aug;32(1):50-9 Abstract BACKGROUND :… Read More

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Concussion Treatment

Concussions and Massage Therapy as Rehab CTV News article Different Concussion Symptoms, Different Therapists At York University in Toronto, the sport injury clinic provides a… Read More

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Massage & Breast Care

Breast cancer patients have improved immune and neuroendocrine functions following massage therapy. Authors: HHernandez-Reif M1, Ironson G, Field T, Hurley J, Katz G, Diego M,… Read More

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Massage & Depression

Treatment Effects of Massage Therapy in Depressed People: A Meta-Analysis. Authors: Hou WH1, Chiang PT, Hsu TY, Chiu SY, Yen YC. Source: J Clin Psychiatry…. Read More

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Massage & Cancer-Related Pain

Massage Therapy Shows Promise for Cancer-Related Pain: Study By Massage Therapy Canada staff August 23, 2016 Massage therapy shows promise for reducing pain intensity and… Read More

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Massage Therapy & TMJ

Benefits of Using Massage Therapy to Treat TMJ A brief review of an article published in the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork. By Massage… Read More

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Abdominal Massage & Constipation

Effects of Abdominal Massage in Management of Constipation – A randomized controlled trial Abstract BACKGROUND: Associated with decreases in quality of life, constipation is a… Read More

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About Swedish Massage

What You Need to Know About Swedish Massage During Swedish massage, massage therapists use massage oils to facilitate smooth, gliding strokes over the entire body…. Read More

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Hot Stone Massage

Hot Stone Massage – Specialty massage that uses smooth heated stones (basalt, black volcanic rock that absorbs and retains heat well) – Basalt stones of… Read More

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Stress and the Body

How Stress Affects the Human Body Prepared by Sadok Derbel, RMT December 2010 It’s in your head:  Most people believe they control their stress levels…. Read More

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Research Briefs on Massage Benefits

Research Briefs on the Benefits of Massage Prepared by Sadok Derbel, RMT December 2009 Stress includes physiological and psychological components. Physical symptoms of stress response… Read More

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