Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition characterized by tingling, numbness and pain in the hand and fingers (particularly the thumb, index, middle and ring fingers). These symptoms are often the result of median nerve irritation in the wrist or forearm.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.
Massage therapy is a non-pharmacological therapeutic intervention that is simple to carry out, economical, and has very few side effects.
If you are not yet aware of the growing body of evidence to support the work that we do, here is a list of systematic reviews and clinical guidelines that lend credibility to massage therapy.Read More
Massage therapy as a therapeutic intervention is being embraced by the medical community, it 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 carpal tunnel syndrome.Read More
The public and health-care professionals may not be aware of the growing body of evidence to support the work that we do as massage therapists. So in this post of have put together a list of systematic reviews that lend credibility to massage therapy.Read More
"It often begins as an easily dismissed tingle in the thumb or an ache in the wrist. Building slowly but persistently to a searing, tearing pain from the wrist to the fingers. Culminating in sleepless nights, workless days and a numb but simultaneously excruciating, useless hand. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful and disabling condition. It’s also very common."
Image Credit - Blausen.com "Blausen gallery 2014". Wikiversity Journal of Medicine. DOI:10.15347/wjm/2014.010. ISSN 20018762. - CC BY 3.0.Read More