Research is an important part of any health care field. Scientific research helps both practitioners and clients better understand how massage therapy works and what kinds of results to expect, as well as lending credibility to massage therapy as a field.
By Christine E. Thompson, MTTI Instructor, MotherMassage® Certified, LMT, RMTI-S
Prenatal or Pregnancy massage has a long history throughout the world. Centuries ago and to the present day, midwives have included massaging the pregnant woman’s abdomen, legs and back and assisted to correct breech presentation. Midwives continue to employ these methods yet much of the massaging has shifted over to Massage Therapists.
Everyone knows that receiving a massage feels great, but did you also know that it has some seriously amazing health benefits? Some may think of massage as a luxury, but each day more and more people are coming to recognize the health and wellness benefits of regular massage therapy. As consumers demand more access to alternative treatments, medical massage is becoming a popular complementary therapy in hospitals, physical therapy clinics, and more. Jobs in medical massage therapy are on the rise as employers seek out skilled therapists to add to their health care practices.
AMTA has compiled this list of 5 great ways that regular massage therapy can benefit your health. As anyone who has experienced a massage knows, the positive affects can have a huge impact on your health and wellbeing!