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Office Massage Therapy Can Reduce Stress, Pain and Costs

Last week we wrote about how office massage therapy can help reverse postural problems and the pain associated with them. While there is research that has been done showing that massage therapy can help in many different areas (relieving stress, … Continue reading

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Office Massage Therapy Can Help Employee Posture and Well-Being

One thing that we promote strongly is office massage, as it can be extremely beneficial to employees. We have discussed how workplace massage can be unobtrusive to the general set-up of an office, and how it can help diffuse stressful … Continue reading

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Sports Massage Therapy for Runners

We’ve written generally about massage therapy and its benefits for athletes (see our entry on Sports Massage), but often times a description of the general benefits can gloss over the specific positives sports massage provides athletes of a specific sport. … Continue reading

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Exploring Massage Therapy: Percussion Massage

Called “tapotement” by many therapists, percussion massage therapy is a mini-modality (technique) in that it has its own, unique therapeutic properties and method, but it isn’t performed for very long like a massage modality (e.g. Lomi Lomi Massage). Percussion massage … Continue reading

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Exploring Massage Therapy: Acupressure (Part III)

Writing about acupressure the past couple of weeks got me curious about acupoints – pressure points on the body where therapeutic results can be realized through the application of appropriate amounts of pressure. Basically, acupoints are the points on the … Continue reading

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Exploring Massage Therapy: Acupressure (Part II)

Last week I wrote about acupressure, defining the modality and describing its benefits generally. This week I want to examine the specific benefits acupressure provides, as detailed in recent scientific research. The first study comes from a 2010 issue of … Continue reading

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Exploring Massage Therapy: Acupressure (Part I)

Acupressure is an intriguing modality of massage therapy as its methods and potential benefits are extremely expansive. It’s also hard to get a precise definition of what acupressure actually is, which is what we will try to do in today’s … Continue reading

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Sports Massage: Using Massage Therapy to Improve Range of Motion

An exciting finding recently published in the academic Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research shows that short, targeted massage therapy sessions can increase an individual’s range of motion. While more research needs to be done to examine whether different types … Continue reading

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Massage Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis: An Effective CAM Therapy

As we have written, massage therapy is an excellent Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), and can be a CAM therapy for many different conditions (for example, see last week’s entry on burns and massage therapy). Recent research has shown massage … Continue reading

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Massage Therapy Shown as an Effective Complementary Treatment for Burn Patients…Again

Most people, especially readers of this Blog, know that massage therapy can be a soothing complementary treatment to medical conditions such as cancer and asthma. New research is showing that massage therapy can help burn patients as well, a conclusion … Continue reading

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