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Massage Therapy Industry Trends Difficult to Predict (Part III)

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been looking at general trends in the massage therapy industry (click here for earlier entries). So far we’ve been able to conclude that the industry is generally growing rapidly (especially from 2005 to … Continue reading

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Massage Therapy Industry Trends Difficult to Predict (Part II)

Last week I wrote about the increase in the size of the massage therapy industry over the past five years, but concluded that workplace massage was most likely not responsible for that. This week I’ll explain why.

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Massage Therapy Industry Trends Difficult to Predict (Part I)

Last week I wrote a somewhat disparaging entry about the Massage Therapy Journal, and how it made a claim (that workplace massage is increasing) and then failed to back it up. After examining the AMTA Consumer Survey Fact Sheets from … Continue reading

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Workplace Massage: A Growing Trend or Compelling Anecdote?

Skimming through back issues of AMTA’s Massage Therapy Journal, I came upon an article about workplace massage with a compelling headline: More Businesses are Offering Massage Therapy as an Employee Benefit. This was published in June, 2009, right as the … Continue reading

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Massage Therapy Helps Before, After – and During?!? – Birth

We’ve written about the magic of massage therapy before, and how it helps mothers (and fathers) relieve tension, lower their blood pressure, and reduce their anxiety, both before birth and after. But a new study published in the May 2010 … Continue reading

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Massage Therapy Decreases Stress and Increases Well-Being, Reports The New York Times

This just in from The New York Times: Massage therapy has been shown to decrease levels of hormones that cause stress and increase levels of hormones that cause contentment and well-being. While we’ve written about the proven stress-busting abilities of … Continue reading

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Exploring Massage Therapy: Lomi Lomi Massage

This summer’s issue of the Massage Therapy Journal includes a detailed look at Lomi Lomi massage, a modality that originated in Hawaii and has since been “westernized”, gaining recognition among massage therapists in America. The specifics of the modality are … Continue reading

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Massage Therapy: A Healthy Alternative

Pain is something that we all experience, and it is also something that massage therapy has been shown to counter and prevent (click here). In fact, surveys have shown that people choose massage therapy in part because it helps reduce … Continue reading

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Massage Therapy Can Help People Lose Weight

Most people wouldn’t think that a relaxing massage can actually help you lose weight. But, after hearing the reasons why massage therapy can help take off the pounds, the conclusion should seem obvious, especially to those who read this blog … Continue reading

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Exploring Massage Therapy: Face Massage

When getting a massage, most people focus on the bigger areas, such as the back, neck, shoulders and arms. Face massage doesn’t seem to be too common, but, in fact, there is a lot of information out there about it. … Continue reading

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