The therapeutic benefits of massage continue to be researched and studied. Recent research has shown the effectiveness of massage for the following conditions:
Low back pain
Osteoarthritis of the knee
Reducing post-operative pain
Boosting the body’s immune system functioning
Decreasing the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome
Lowering blood pressure
Reducing headache frequency
Easing alcohol withdrawal symptoms
Decreasing pain in cancer patients
In July 2018, roughly fifty million American adults (46 percent) had discussed massage therapy with their doctors or health care providers in the previous year, consistent with past years’ data.
Of those 46 percent who discussed massage with their doctor or health care provider, 47 percent of their doctors or health care providers referred them to a therapist/strongly recommended massage therapy/encouraged them to get a massage. While physicians recommended massage (46 percent vs. 61 percent in 2017), Chiropractors (51 percent) really led the way and physical therapists (46 percent) also recommended massage therapy when their patients discussed it with them.
Chiropractors continue to refer their patients to massage therapists, with 11 percent of respondents reporting receiving referrals at least once per week, and another 25 percent receiving referrals several times per month. Sixty-five percent of massage therapists received at least one referral every 6 months or less from a hospital or medical office in 2017.
It seems that Chiropractors have really understand the benefits of massage therapy and soft tissues manipulation. Doctors are starting to get there.
Over all however, these numbers are disheartening. ask any regular massage client and they will tell you that they would rather quit their coffee than their massage. It really is that awesome.
If you are experiencing any of the above issues, MASSAGE CAN HELP! Book your session today and see how much better your tomorrow is!
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