It has been shown that mind-body approaches massage therapy, acupuncture, tai chi, & yoga may help relieve pain & reduce anxiety when integrated with standard care.Read More
The RMT Education Project
Interpreting and applying research to the field of massage therapy.
Posts look at ideas, discoveries and developments in the fields of sports medicine, neuroscience, pain physiology and clinical anatomy.
"Pain is the single most common symptom reported when seeking medical attention. Under normal circumstances, pain signals injury, and the natural response is to protect ourselves until we have recovered and the pain subsides. "Read More
Massage for the muscles around the eye may be very useful for the treatment of headaches.
Image From (CC-4) - Beer et al. (2016). Three-dimensional Facial Anatomy: Structure and Function as It Relates to Injectable Neuromodulators and Soft Tissue Fillers. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open.
If you are a massage therapist who is interested in reading massage therapy research, PubMed is a great resource but most massage therapists do not have academic access to journals.
This is not the only barriers to entry, sorting through the data is like drinking from a fire-hose, if you search Massage therapy on PubMed you will get nearly 14,000 returns. If you are looking to learn more about massage therapy research I have put together a list of 10 open access case reports.Read More
The RMT Education Project is an initiative that is working to promote the benefits of massage therapy to an international audience. This post is a list of ten YouTube channels that massage therapist can use to grow their personal learning network.Read More
Massage Therapy has exploded into mainstream healthcare, it is now a recognized treatment option for a wide range of injuries. This means the profession is moving into new formal settings. As part of this shift, it is important that therapists learn to think critically and evaluate research.
In an effort to bridge the gap between research and clinical practice, I have compiled a number of resources setting groundwork for evidence-based practice.Read More