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Entries in Therapy (2)

Tuesday
Mar202012

The Wall Street Journal and Massage...

The WSJ has a great article on the tangible benefits of massage therapy. Some of the benefits include:

improved immune function with women with breast cancer
Improves the symptoms with asthma in children
Increased grip strength in individuals with carpal tunnel
Improves weight gain in premature babies
Reduced lower back pain

"There is emerging evidence that [massage] can make contributions in treating things like pain, where conventional medicine doesn't have all the answers," said Jack Killen, NCCAM's deputy director.

Here''s the link to the arrival for more information.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304537904577277303049173934.html

Monday
Jul252011

Massage and Back Pain...

The Washington Post has a great article regarding the benefits of Massage Therapy and lower back pain.  A study of 401 adults resulted in less pain and better mobility.  You can find the full report in the July issue of Annals of Internal Medicine (www.annals.org).