Research is still being conducted, but anecdotal evidence suggests massage therapy shows promise as a beneficial part of chronic care for stroke recovery.
Research indicates massage therapy and bodywork can produce a wide range of mental and physical health benefits for those experiencing anxiety and depression.
People with endometriosis often choose massage therapy as a complementary treatment to ease pain associated with the condition. Massage therapists can address endometriosis symptoms without medication and potentially reduce reliance on pharmaceuticals. What Is Endometriosis? Endometriosis is the expansion of the uterine lining into nearby organs and tissues. Uterine tissues then grow outside the uterus, … Continue reading “How Massage Therapy Can Relieve Endometriosis Pain”
As part of multiple sclerosis (MS) awareness month in March, people in the MS community raise awareness and share solutions for living with the condition. Many have found massage therapy can be an effective treatment for some of the symptoms of MS, such as pain, fatigue, and inflexibility. What Is Multiple Sclerosis? People with multiple … Continue reading “The Science of Massage Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis”
Massage therapy has the potential to benefit people who have experienced any type of trauma. For veterans who are having trouble reacclimating to civilian life, massage therapy may help them let their guard down. Refugees, survivors of abuse, and accident victims may also benefit from the care and support that can come from massage therapy. … Continue reading “How Massage Therapy Helps Veterans and Trauma Survivors”
Many people seek massage therapy for medical reasons. According to the American Massage Therapy Association’s 2014 and 2015 consumer surveys, 52% of people got massages for one of the following reasons: To relieve and manage pain To address spasms, soreness, and stiffness To recover and rehabilitate from injuries To stay fit and increase health and … Continue reading “Can Massage Therapy Help with Chronic Pain Management?”
Many people with shoulder, neck, or back tension complain of “knots” in their muscles. But can muscles actually get knotted? Can massage therapy help in “unknotting” them? When you put excess strain on your muscles and tendons, they can tear apart on a microscopic level. Research suggests about half of all athletic injuries involve overuse … Continue reading “What Are ‘Knots’ in Muscles and How Do You Treat Them?”
Fibromyalgia—a musculoskeletal condition that affects 1-3% of the world population—distorts how the brain processes pain signals, causing widespread physical pain and tenderness. Medical researchers have shown massage therapy relieves pain in those who experience fibromyalgia and can help alleviate other symptoms of the condition. What Is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia causes chronic pain throughout the body. People … Continue reading “How Massage Therapy Can Treat Fibromyalgia Pain”
Massage therapy provides many benefits, especially for those who experience pain. Osteoarthritis of the knee can cause pain that may not always be fully addressed with standard treatment options. With regular massage therapy, many people with osteoarthritis are able to manage their pain, increase their physical capabilities, and enjoy active lives. What Is Osteoarthritis of the … Continue reading “Can Massage Therapy Help Treat Osteoarthritis of the Knee?”