Massage can help treat mental health concerns as well as physical issues. Those experiencing PTSD, for example, may benefit greatly from massage therapy.
Palpation techniques, which allow massage practitioners to perform a baseline assessment of a client’s body, make up the cornerstone of any massage therapy practice. Though specific palpation techniques may differ depending on the therapist and on the client’s areas of concern, all typically rely on the extreme sensitivity of a therapist’s hands to analyze tissue … Continue reading “Protocols of Palpation: Basic Methodology to Guide Your Practice”
Massage therapy should never be used as a primary lupus treatment, but it can help relieve symptoms, when a doctor approves its use, in many people with lupus.
Migraine headaches, a common ailment, can be severe and debilitating. Research shows massage therapy may be a promising alternative to migraine medication.
Research is still being conducted, but anecdotal evidence suggests massage therapy shows promise as a beneficial part of chronic care for stroke recovery.