Help Us Spread Awareness About The Benefits of Massage Therapy



Help Us Spread Awareness About The Benefits of Massage Therapy

My goal is to promote the value of massage therapy to health professionals by synthesizing the best available supporting evidence.

The inclusion of massage therapy as a readily accessible adjunct to regular medical care has the potential to improve health related quality of life for a number of conditions, including but not limited to:
• Low Back Pain (Layne et al. 2017, Wenger et al. 2017)
• Neck Pain (Côté et al. 2016)
• Headaches and Migraines (Busse et al. 2017, Millstine et al. 2017)
• Temporomandibular Disorder (Martins et al. 2016, Randhawa et al. 2016)
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Huisstede et al. 2017)
• Hip Osteoarthritis (Cibulka et al. 2017)
• Knee Osteoarthritis (Ali et al. 2017)
• Plantar Fasciitis (Faser et al. 2017)
• Post-Operative Pain (Boitor et al. 2017)
• Cancer-Related Fatigue (Hilfiker et al. 2017)
• Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (Guo et al. 2017)

More to Explore

Ali, A., Rosenberger, L., Weiss, T.R., Milak, C., Perlman, A.I. (2017). Massage Therapy and Quality of Life in Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A Qualitative Study. Pain Med.

Boitor, M., Gélinas, C., Richard-Lalonde, M., Thombs, B.D. (2017). The Effect of Massage on Acute Postoperative Pain in Critically and Acutely Ill Adults Post-thoracic Surgery: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Heart Lung.

Busse, J.W., Craigie, S., Juurlink, D.N, ... Guyatt GH. (2017). Guideline for opioid therapy and chronic noncancer pain. CMAJ.

Chen, L., Michalsen, A. (2017). Management of chronic pain using complementary and integrative medicine. BMJ.

Cibulka, M.T., Bloom, N.J., Enseki, K.R., Macdonald, C.W., Woehrle, J., McDonough, C.M. (2017). Hip Pain and Mobility Deficits-Hip Osteoarthritis: Revision 2017. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther.

Côté, P., Wong, J.J., Sutton, D., ... Salhany, R. (2016). Management of neck pain and associated disorders: A clinical practice guideline from the Ontario Protocol for Traffic Injury Management (OPTIMa) Collaboration. Eur Spine J. 

Guo, J., Li, L., Gong, Y., Zhu, R., Xu, J., Zou, J., Chen, X. (2017). Massage Alleviates Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness after Strenuous Exercise: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Front Physiol.

Hilfiker, R., Meichtry, A., Eicher, M., Nilsson, B.L., Knols, R.H., Verra, M.L., Taeymans, J. (2017). Exercise and other non-pharmaceutical interventions for cancer-related fatigue in patients during or after cancer treatment: a systematic review incorporating an indirect-comparisons meta-analysis. Br J Sports Med.

Huisstede, B.M., van den Brink, J., Randsdorp, M.S., Geelen, S.J., Koes, B.W. (2017). The Effectiveness of Surgical and Post-Surgical Interventions for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome-A Systematic Review. Arch Phys Med Rehabil.

Layne, E.I., Roffey, D.M., ... Wai, E.K. (2017). Activities performed and treatments conducted prior to consultation with a spine surgeon: Are patients and clinicians following evidence-based clinical practice guidelines? Spine J.

Mahrer, N.E., Gold, J.I., Luu, M., Herman, P. (2017). A Cost-Analysis of an Interdisciplinary Pediatric Chronic Pain Clinic. J Pain.

Martins, W. R., Blasczyk, J. C., Oliveira, M. A., Gonçalves, K. F., Bonini-Rocha, A. C., Dugailly, P., & Oliveira, R. J. (2016). Efficacy of musculoskeletal manual approach in the treatment of temporomandibular joint disorder: A systematic review with meta-analysis. Manual Therapy.

Millstine, D., Chen, C., Bauer, B. (2017). Complementary and integrative medicine in the management of headache. BMJ.

Randhawa, K., Bohay, R., Côté, P., Velde, G., Sutton, D., Wong, J., . . . Taylor-Vaisey, A. (2016). The Effectiveness of Non-invasive Interventions for Temporomandibular Disorders. The Clinical Journal of Pain.

Wenger, H.C., Cifu, A.S. (2017). Treatment of Low Back Pain. JAMA.