Evidence-Based Practice For Massage Therapists: Part 2

Evidence-Based Practice For Massage Therapists: Part 2

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.

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Complementary Care for Breast Cancer Patients

Complementary Care for Breast Cancer Patients

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). 

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Massage Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis

Massage Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis

Massage therapy as a therapeutic intervention is being embraced by the medical community. This is in part because it is a non-pharmacological therapeutic intervention that is simple to carry out, economical, and has very few side effects. One area that is being explored is the use of massage therapy for patients who suffer from plantar fasciitis.

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