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Massage Therapy Shown To Be the Best Choice of Treatment for Lower Back Pain

Massage therapists often gush about the therapeutic properties of massage therapy, saying it can lower levels of anxiety and stress, improve wellness, and even reduce pain. And for the most part, they’re right. Indeed, many academic studies have demonstrated the … Continue reading

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Exploring Massage Therapy: Myofascial Release (Part II)

In our previous entry we described myofascial release, how it compares to structural integration, and the need to be highly trained in the modality in order to know how to manipulate fascia in the correct way so it creates an … Continue reading

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Exploring Massage Therapy: Myofascial Release (Part I)

On the more therapeutic side of massage therapy, many modalities exist that focus on specific health benefits. We have written before, for example, about acupressure, structural integration, and the effectiveness of massage therapy as a Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) … Continue reading

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Massage Therapy Shown To Be Effective in Relieving Back and Neck Pain

Another week, yet another really great article and conclusion to reference from the Massage Therapy Journal. From page 97 of its Winter, 2010 edition, there is an excellent article demonstrating massage therapy’s proven effectiveness in relieving chronic neck and lower … Continue reading

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Massage Therapy for Pain Relief from Scars

Last week we wrote generally about how sports massage therapy can help football players, stating that regular massage can help keep players fresh during long periods of training, as well as help players avoid or manage their injuries. Yet another … Continue reading

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Sports Massage Therapy and Football

The large, hulking physique of a professional football player usually doesn’t illicit images of a massage therapist, but to the writers of this Blog it most certainly does. Why?

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Compiling Data from the AMTA’s and ABMP’s 2010 Massage Therapy Fact Sheets: Money and Massage Therapists

Last week we looked at the ABMP’s and the AMTA’s fact sheets for 2010 (click here and here) and found that the industry is a multi-billion-dollar one that is growing quickly in the amount of money it generates per year. … Continue reading

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Compiling Data from the AMTA’s and ABMP’s 2010 Massage Therapy Fact Sheets: Money

Forgive me again for being late in exploring this (we’re way into 2011 already!), but I wanted take a look at the industry fact sheets for massage therapy of 2010 from two major professional organizations, the AMTA and the ABMP. … Continue reading

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Massage Therapy and the Skin (Part II)

Last week we wrote a post about an article in the AMTA’s Massage Therapy Journal about massage therapy and the skin, describing how the article does a good job of listing what therapists should look for when massaging and doing … Continue reading

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Massage Therapy and the Skin (Part I)

Often a massage therapy career can be a bit of a grind, especially when a full schedule of regular clients keeps you seeing the same people and performing the same intake/massage. Fortunately, most licensing bodies require massage therapists to take … Continue reading

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