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Here’s the research you may need supporting pain relief, aid-in-healing and health benefits of science-backed, evidence-based massage and manual therapy:
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. Research continues to support the health benefits of massage therapy for pain management. Find out how massage therapy can help these painful conditions.
- Low-back Pain – Back pain is a common neurological ailment in the U.S. Research shows that massage therapy can help decrease pain, reduce disability and lower anxiety/depression in low-back pain sufferers.
- Post-operative Pain – Post-operative pain can complicate recovery, lengthen hospital stays and interfere with a patient’s return to activities. Recent research indicates massage therapy can be effective for reducing pain intensity/severity and anxiety in patients undergoing surgical procedures.
- Headaches/Migraines – According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, tension-type headache is the most common type of headache. Research has shown massage therapy can decrease perceived pain, frequency, duration and intensity for those dealing with tension headaches. Read more…
- Fibromyalgia – Studies indicate massage therapy can be a beneficial part of an integrative treatment plan for those with fibromyalgia syndrome by reducing pain, improving quality of life and decreasing anxiety, stiffness, fatigue and more.
- Cardiac Health – Massage therapy can play an important part in a health and wellness regimen. A multitude of research shows a correlation between massage therapy and improved cardiovascular health. Read more…
- Oncology – Based on the evidence, massage therapy shows promise for reducing pain intensity/severity, fatigue, and anxiety in cancer populations compared to the active comparators evaluated in a new systematic review. This is the conclusion of a collaborative meta-analysis of research on massage therapy for pain conducted by Samueli Institute and commissioned by the Massage Therapy Foundation, with support from the American Massage Therapy Association. This review and analysis is published in the August issue of the journal Pain Medicine. Read More…
- Sleep Hygiene– Sleep is an important aspect of health and well-being. Though there doesn’t seem to be any magic number concerning the amount of sleep people require, getting too little is associated with a number of medical conditions, and can negatively impact a person’s overall health. Read more…