The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) has written position papers and articles on many of the following. AMTA has done extensive research on these topics. The research shows that massage therapy is “good medicine” for these conditions. If you’d like to learn more, click on the links or ask me at your next appointment. I want to help you feel your best.
Pain Management. Massage therapy can provide significant improvement for pain, anxiety and health-related quality of life for those looking to manage their pain. AMTA has published a research summary on massage and pain.
Medical Conditions/Rehabilitation. Massage therapy can be an effective part of integrative healthcare. Integrative healthcare makes use of all appropriate therapeutic and lifestyle approaches, health care professionals and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing.
Mental Health. Massage therapy supports mental health and wellness.
Lifestyle and Monthly Maintenance. Massage therapy can improve health and wellness through its effects on the physical, mental and social well-being of an individual.
Three large-scale research articles were published in 2016 in the American Academy of Pain Medicine. The articles looked at the efficacy of massage therapy for Cancer Pain, and Surgical Pain.
The Impact of Massage Therapy on Function in Pain Populations – A Systematic Review and Meta – Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials: Part I, Patients Experiencing Pain in the General Population.
The Impact of Massage Therapy on Function in Pain Populations – A Systematic Review and Meta – Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials: Part II, Cancer Pain Populations.
The Impact of Massage Therapy on Function in Pain Populations – A Systematic Review and Meta – Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials: Part III, Surgical Pain Populations.
Waking the tiger – Dr. Peter Levine
In an Unspoken Voice – Dr. Peter Levine
In the Realms of Hungry Ghosts – Dr. Gabor Mate
When The Body Says No – The Cost of Hidden Stress – Dr. Gabor Mate
The Body Keeps Score – Dr. Bessel Vander Kolk