Massage For Stress

Posted January 21, 2010 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Massage, Massage For Stress, stress

Results from the 13th annual consumer survey conducted by the American Massage Therapy Association indicate that an increasing number of Americans are seeking massage for medical and health reasons, with relaxation and stress reduction as the top reasons people get massages. A vast majority of Americans, 86 percent, agree that massage can be effective in reducing pain, and 85 percent agree that massage can be beneficial for health and wellness. “Even with the ongoing economic crisis, people are not willing to compromise their health,” says Judy Stahl, AMTA president. “It’s a clear signal of massage’s value when those making less than $35,000 a year are the second most active income bracket getting massage therapy.” Massage is effective for: • Fatigue. • Low back pain. • Knee osteoarthritis. • Boosting the body’s immune system functioning. • Lowering blood pressure. • Reducing headache frequency. For the second year in a row, the survey results show that massage therapy use is fairly steady. Thirty-two percent of stressed out Americans are getting massages to relieve their stress and 57 percent of Americans say they feel more stressed this year than last year, particularly among females (61 percent) and those ages 18-24 (66 percent). “Consumers understand that massage therapy is essential to a healthy balance between stress and relaxation,” said Stahl. “We are pleased to see that consumers are prioritizing massage to help them through these difficult times.” Acupuncture & Massage College’s Community Clinic offers acupuncture, massage and Chinese herbal medicine therapy for the treatment of a wide range of health conditions as well as for overall wellness. To schedule an appointment at the Clinic call (305) 595-9000. For information about Acupuncture & Massage College’s Oriental Medicine and Massage Therapy programs ask for Joe Calareso, Admissions Director. … Read More

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Posted August 22, 2009 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Massage

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Posted August 20, 2009 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Massage

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Massage Therapy Used For Stress Reduction Increases Relaxation

Posted October 30, 2008 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Massage

Americans are reporting experiencing more stress than last year, and are turning to massage therapy for stress reduction and relaxation, according to the 12th annual consumer survey conducted by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA.) The survey found that 59 percent of Americans are more stressed this year than last year, and stress and relaxation are the top reasons Americans received their last massage. … Read More

Massage For Post-Operative Pain Management

Posted March 12, 2008 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Massage

A new study published in the Archives of Surgery has found that massage may complement routine care to reduce pain after major surgery. In the study, a group of 605 patients were assigned to three groups. Those who received daily 20-minute back massages in addition to routine care for four days after the surgery reported a significant decrease in postoperative pain and anxiety. Patients who had massage also experienced a faster reduction in pain intensity and unpleasantness compared to those in the control group. … Read More

Seven-Year Study Sheds Light on Massage For Neck Pain

Posted March 10, 2008 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Massage

Massage therapy is often integrated into treatment plans for several specific diseases and conditions. A seven-year, international study published in February finds that some alternative therapies such as massage are better choices for managing most common neck pain than many current practices. Also included in the short-list of best options for neck pain management are acupuncture, exercise, neck mobilization, low level laser therapy, and pain relievers. … Read More

Health Benefits of Therapeutic Massage

Posted December 28, 2007 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Massage

Many ailments and conditions are amenable to health benefits of therapeutic massage. Internal disorders, shoulder//back pain, asthma, hypertension, arthritis, neuromuscular diseases, chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetes, chronic pain, sprains, and muscle strains can be alleviated by the health benefits of therapeutic massage. Health benefits of therapeutic massage include improved circulation, increased flexibility of joints and soft tissue, enhanced injury healing, and improved posture. Health benefits of therapeutic massage play a role in rehabilitation and health maintenance. Health benefits of therapeutic massage can be utilized in a variety of settings such as clinics, alternative health care environments, and offices. As the health community increasingly recognizes the health benefits of therapeutic massage, massage therapy is becoming a mainstream health care component within hospitals. Health benefits of therapeutic massage can be applied to specialized treatment for orthopedics, geriatrics, chiropractic care, physical therapy, sports medicine, and energy work. The health benefits of therapeutic massage can treat specific ailments or be applied to generalized therapy, making it an ideal alternative or extension to other massage therapy modalities. Health benefits of therapeutic massage include reduced blood pressure and heart rate and increased levels of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers. Some of the immediate health benefits of therapeutic massage are regulation of the automatic nervous system activity and stimulation of the circulatory, lymphatic and hormonal systems. A greater number of health care professionals and consumers are recognizing that the health benefits of therapeutic massage extend beyond pampering and relaxation. Health benefits of therapeutic massage often result in increased vitality, energy and stamina. Generalized pain syndromes, muscle stiffness and physical functional disability can be alleviated with health benefits of therapeutic massage. Health benefits of therapeutic massage also include immune system strengthening and improved flexibility and range of motion. Acupuncture & Massage College’s Masters of Oriental Medicine and Massage Therapy programs prepare graduates for careers as acupuncture physicians and massage therapists. For program information call Joe Calareso at (305) 595-9500. For acupuncture therapy, request Dr. Richard Browne, Acupuncture Physician. … Read More

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