The Benefits of Massage Therapy for High-Stress Professions

Massage therapy, widely recognized as an effective treatment for injuries and pain, is also known to lead to improved relaxation and greater overall well-being. But massage can be applied broadly, and its benefits are not only physical. Research shows massage therapy can positively impact mental health in a number of ways. One way massage can … Continue reading “The Benefits of Massage Therapy for High-Stress Professions”

Massage Therapy for Lower Back Pain Now Recommended Before Drugs

On February 14, 2017, the American College of Physicians (ACP) released a clinical practice guideline recommending physicians prescribe massage therapy and other non-opioid interventions for back pain before opioid drugs. This recommendation represents a significant shift in the United States medical community’s guidelines toward massage therapy and pharmaceuticals. According to the Penn State Department of … Continue reading “Massage Therapy for Lower Back Pain Now Recommended Before Drugs”

Massage Therapy and Cancer: What the Experts Say

In recent decades, medical experts have shown an increased interest in massage therapy research. As they dig deeper into the science of massage, researchers are finding benefits for people with all kinds of physical ailments. In people with cancer, massage therapy sessions can relieve pain, improve sleep, and increase immune function, among other things. While … Continue reading “Massage Therapy and Cancer: What the Experts Say”

15 Reasons to Make Massage Your New Year’s Resolution

Many people set health and wellness goals at the beginning of every year, but lack the motivation to turn those goals into steady, healthy habits. This year, you might try committing to a steady dose of massage therapy treatment sessions. As you go through your regular massage therapy sessions, you will likely notice a wide … Continue reading “15 Reasons to Make Massage Your New Year’s Resolution”

Best of 2016: Massagetique‘s Top 10 Massage Therapy YouTube Channels

According to industry data released by the American Massage Therapy Association, more than half of people who get a massage do so for medical reasons. Many people assume massage therapy is all about relieving stress, but massage is also an important part of injury recovery, great for pain management, and helpful for many conditions that … Continue reading “Best of 2016: Massagetique‘s Top 10 Massage Therapy YouTube Channels”