Massage Therapy & Mental Health

Research suggests that symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression may be positively affected with massage therapy. Studies shows massage may help: Reduce trait anxiety and depression with a course of care providing benefits similar in magnitude to those of psychotherapy. Increase neurotransmitters associated with lowering anxiety and decrease hormones associated with increasing anxiety. Significantly decrease heart rate, … Continue reading Massage Therapy & Mental Health

Massage Benefits Osteoarthritis of the Knee

There’s been more than one study suggesting massage therapy helps relieve the pain associated with osteoarthritis of the knee. More recently, the results have again been affirmed by research supported by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The study provides evidence for the benefits of massage therapy for those with musculoskeletal injuries and … Continue reading Massage Benefits Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Celebrate Massage Therapy Week

Treat yourself during the AMTA's 20th celebration of Massage Therapy Week, October 23-29.  This week is designed to raise public awareness of the benefits of therapeutic massage and encourage Americans to seek massage therapy for stress relief, pain management and general health.