New Research Supports Massage Therapy for Pain Management
Pain is multi-dimensional and may be better addressed through an integrative approach. It is the number one reason people seek medical attention. Pain accounts for approximately 80 percent of physician visits.
New research states that people who receive massage to help manage their symptoms show significant improvements against pain, anxiety and improved quality of life.
This is the conclusion of a collaborative meta-analysis of research on massage therapy for pain conducted by the Samueli Institute and commissioned by the Massage Therapy Foundation, with support from the American Massage Therapy Association.
For the Love of Science
If you love reading reports, check out the first part of the three-part review and analysis published online by the journal Pain Medicine.