Category Archives: Health & Wellness
When most people think of massage therapy for animals, especially pets, the first thing that comes to mind, I think, is a pampered exuberance – dogs who get $200 spa treatments and cats who get manicures while eating $10-a-can meals. … Continue reading
Last week we referenced a news article about a massage therapist volunteering at a hospital, helping a 13-year-old through his painful condition. This week another story caught our eye, this time from the Saskatoon StarPhoenix (in central Saskatchewan, Canada). Apparently, … Continue reading
Often, especially when writing about massage, the human angle of the benefits that massage therapy provides can be lost. This blog is surely guilty of this crime, extolling the proven virtues of massage therapy by noting the publication of studies … Continue reading
Every couple of months we try and pull together a list of the many benefits of massage therapy (click here or here). We do this because, while writing individually about different benefits of massage therapy week in and week out, … Continue reading
We’ve written about massage therapy’s effectiveness in helping reduce post-operative pain in breast cancer patients (click here), however, recent studies have shown that massage therapy’s pain-reducing properties are in no way limited to just breast cancer patients. The Institute for … Continue reading
President Barack Obama signed historic healthcare reform last week, ending a yearlong debate over exactly how the U.S. healthcare system should be reformed. What does this mean for massage therapists? Not too much apparently.
Last week I wrote specifically about two studies that demonstrated massage therapy’s marked ability to improve the symptoms of autism and asthma. These bring up the perspective of massage therapy as a holistic therapy in the overall conclusions that they … Continue reading
Over the next two weeks I want to take a specific, then more holistic, look at how massage therapy helps improve health conditions by using specific studies that explored the benefits of massage therapy for children with autism and asthma.
I wrote recently about the positive effects that massage therapy has for people suffering from breast cancer. Massage therapy has been proven to help women going through cancer treatment, both in improving levels of important compounds in their blood as … Continue reading