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.
Massage therapy is a clinically-oriented healthcare option, that is increasingly being used alongside standard medical care to help manage a number of symptoms. In this post I wanted to highlight a number of systematic reviews that support the use of massage therapy.Read More
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
It is estimated that 40% of cancer survivors use integrative approaches to manage symptoms and improve their well-being after conventional cancer treatments, this includes: massage, acupuncture, and yoga (Sohl et al. 2015).
Image Credit - MesserWoland - own work created in Inkscape, based on the graphics by Niki K, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1681992Read More