Massage Therapy for Lower Back Pain Now Recommended Before Drugs

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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”

How Massage Therapy Can Relieve Endometriosis Pain

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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”

The Science of Massage Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis

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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”

12 Characteristics of a Top Massage Therapy School

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Today, aspiring massage therapists and bodywork professionals can choose from more than 300 accredited massage therapy schools in the United States. You could complete your study faster with an accelerated program or get a traditional four-year degree from a college or university. You could travel overseas to expand your massage therapy knowledge or stay right … Continue reading “12 Characteristics of a Top Massage Therapy School”