Massage therapy combined with active and passive stretching has been proposed as a potential adjunctive treatment for Dupuytren’s disease. It is a technique that is simple to carry out, economical, and has very few side effects, it is worth investigating the effects of massage therapy for attenuating dupuytren's disease progression and recurrence.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 continues to be more common in new environments: hospitals, sport medicine clinics and long term care facilities. These settings require massage therapists to work directly with physicians and allied health professions, this requires a sound understanding of the latest research findings."Read More
Massage therapy has been shown to be an effective way to relieve pain, decrease stress and promote overall well being. The best way to describe the effects of manual therapy is not a single, unified response but a collection of interconnected adaptive responses within the nervous system and soft tissue structures.Read More
For years fascia has been used as an ambiguous term by many, myself included. There were many inconsistent definitions used in the literature which lead to confusion for researchers and therapists. A new article posted by the fascial research society hopes to provide some guidence to researchers and therapists the authors "recommend that the terms a fascia and the fascial system are widely adopted and used in oral and written communications about fascia"Read More