Help Us Spread Awareness About The Benefits of Massage Therapy

 HELP US SPREAD AWARENESS ABOUT THE BENEFITS MASSAGE THERAPY

HELP US SPREAD AWARENESS ABOUT THE BENEFITS MASSAGE THERAPY

Help Us Spread Awareness About The Benefits of Massage Therapy

My current goal is to promote the value of massage therapy to medical professionals by synthesizing and simplifying noteworthy finds and best available supporting evidence applicable to massage therapy.

When appropriate the inclusion of massage therapy as a readily accessible adjunct to regular medical care may be of benefit 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 Joint 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.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27590465

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.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28619390

Busse, J.W., Craigie, S., Juurlink, D.N, ... Guyatt GH. (2017). Guideline for opioid therapy and chronic noncancer pain. CMAJ.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28483845

Chen, L., Michalsen, A. (2017). Management of chronic pain using complementary and integrative medicine. BMJ.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28438745

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.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28566053

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.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26984876 

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.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29021762

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.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28501804

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.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28577858

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.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28882524

Mahrer, N.E., Gold, J.I., Luu, M., Herman, P. (2017). A Cost-Analysis of an Interdisciplinary Pediatric Chronic Pain Clinic. J Pain.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29054492/

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.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26144684

Millstine, D., Chen, C., Bauer, B. (2017). Complementary and integrative medicine in the management of headache. BMJ.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28512119

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.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25924094

 

Wenger, H.C., Cifu, A.S. (2017). Treatment of Low Back Pain. JAMA.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28829855