Massage therapy helps ease chronic low back pain and improves function, according to a new Annals of Internal Medicine trial. This is the first study to compare structural and relaxation (Swedish) massage. The trial found that both types of massage worked well with few side effects.
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Several health conditions and ailments can benefit from Shiatsu massage, a form of Oriental therapy based on traditional Chinese medicine principles and Japanese massage therapy traditions.
- Acute and chronic neck and back pain.
- Sinusitis and bronchitis.
- Joint problems and sprains.
- Arthritis and sciatica.
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Consumers are progressively integrating massage therapy into their regular health maintenance routines, according to a recent AMTA survey. Health benefits in particular are a key motivator for people seeking massage. Nearly 90 percent of the survey respondents perceived massage as effective in reducing pain.
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Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disease, affecting 27 million Americans. Many people experiencing osteoarthritis choose massage and acupuncture for the treatment of the inflammation, pain and stiffness associated with the condition.
New research explores the role that inflammation plays in the development of osteoarthritis. Investigators at the Stanford University … Read More
Acupuncture and massage can aid in maintaining and optimizing your health, whether you are seeking care for an acute or chronic condition or for relaxation and stress reduction. Acupuncture and massage can assist you in reaching your health care goals and can treat a wide range of conditions.
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