Initial management of rotator cuff injuries includes relative rest, modification of painful activities, and an exercise program guided to regain motion and strength. Additionally a comprehensive treatment of rotator cuff injuries could incorporate a number of rehabilitation strategies based on patient-specific assessment findingsRead 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.
For thousands of years, people with illnesses and disabilities were treated with various methods, making use of massage. The history of manual therapies varies from country to country, Ancient Babylonia, Assyria, China, India, Greece and Rome all practiced some form of massage.Read More
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) is a soft tissue technique that uses hand held tools to impart a mechanical stimulus to the tissue with an end goal of improved healing.
IASTM devices may be made from different materials (e.g. wood, stone, jade, steel, ceramic, resin)Read More
Massage therapy has been shown to be a safe, effective 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 that lend credibility to massage therapy.Read More
A biopsychosocial model of massage therapy helps put into context the interconnected and multidirectional interaction between: physiology, thoughts, emotions, behaviors, culture, and beliefs.Read More